New Delhi: On the penultimate day of campaigning for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of “linking” the Ram temple with politics and attacked senior party leader Kapil Sibal for asking the Supreme Court to defer the hearing on the issue till after the 2019 general election.
Mr Modi, addressing an election rally in Gujarat on Wednesday, said the Congress was now linking Ram Mandir with politics. “Kapil Sibal, a Congress MP, can argue in court, but is it right for him to say postpone the hearing till 2019? Why is he linking the elections with Ram Mandir?”
“Does the (Sunni) Waqf Board fight elections? Are these thoughts of delaying the hearing for elections that of the Waqf Board?” Mr Modi asked.
Mr Sibal, however, hit back. “I did not represent the Sunni Waqf Board.”