Yesterday, Kapil Sibal requested the court to hear the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case after 2019 General Elections.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday in a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Ram Mandir will be built "when Lord Rama wants it and Modi will not build the temple".
Sibal had on Tuesday urged the court to take up the 25-year-old matter up only after July 2019, stating that the case was being used to polarise the electorate with an eye on the polls.More news: Listeriosis outbreak claims 36 lives in S
He also said that the true character of the party was revealed the way one of its leaders pitched to extend the dates of the Ayodhya matter hearing.
"Now Congress links Ram Mandir with elections". In a statement to news agencies, Haji Mehboob, a litigant, said he was a member of the UP Sunni Wakf Board, and that Sibal was "our lawyer", but that his plea in court was "wrong". "Every Hindu and Muslim of the country wants a solution to the issue soon", Haji was quoted as saying by ANI. This clarification comes after both PM Modi and Amit Shah attacked Kapil Sibal for trying to delay the hearing and demanded Congress party to make their stance clear.
Regarding the timing of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Sibal said, " We believe in the Lord, we don't believe in you Modi ji.More news: These Are The Finalists For The 2017 Heisman Trophy
Addressing BJP workers during his Gujarat election campaign in Dahod, Modi said, "The Sunni Waqf Board must be congratulated for their courageous stand and for disassociating themselves from the statement of Kapil Sibal".
Surjewala also asserted party's stand that it will always stand by Supreme Court's verdict in the matter. "The prime minister should decide if he is giving any direction to the Supreme Court", Sharma said. "They are least bothered about the nation". Congress leader Anand Sharma said that Prime Minister was diverting the issue from lack of development in Gujarat. The stakeholders in the case had moved the top court after the Allahabad High Court directed the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Lord Ram Lalla to settle for a three-way division of the disputed site.
The Waqf Board said it wanted speedy justice in the case and was not in favour of deferment.More news: Google launches two-wheeler mode in Google Maps for India