On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that Shiv Sena has no role in the Ram temple movement and Dharm Sabha as this large scale movement is being led by Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Maurya said, “There is no problem in Uddhav Thackeray catching a glimpse of Ram Lalla… But, had Balasaheb Thackeray been alive, he would have prevented Uddhav from doing whatever he is doing”.
He said, “The Shiv Sena had no role in the temple movement or even in the Dharam Sabha, though Balasaheb Thackeray would support the Vishwa Hindu Parishad”.
He suggested to Uddhav Thackeray to take VHP “which is leading such a large-scale movement, along with his party. There is no point creating a divide”. He added, “The devotees of Lord Ram know who can actually make a sacrifice now and who had made a sacrifice earlier”.
Maurya assured that no situation like 1990 will emerge under this government, he said, “If Akhilesh Yadav is thinking that a 1990-like situation will prevail, then this will not happen under the government headed by Yogi Adityanath. We will provide adequate security to all and take necessary action”.
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On remarks of Akhilesh Yadav to deploy Army, UP Deputy CM said that this is Dharm Sabha and no need to deploy Army. He said, “This is a Dharam Sabha, and there is no need to deploy the Army, and Akhilesh Yadav must understand this”.
Maurya assured the safety of minority and muslim community and said that enough security arrangements were made to maintain peace. He said, “No one needs to fear (anything). There is peace in Uttar Pradesh. The government has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure that no untoward incident takes place”.
He said, “A large section of the Muslim community wants a temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi. However, some political parties that indulge in appeasement politics are trying their best to create hindrances”.
Maurya added, “The BJP supports the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, and it has assumed the shape of a national movement. For the BJP, Ram temple has never been an election issue, but has been a matter of faith and devotion. There is no point in deriving any electoral mileage from this issue”.