On Friday (December 31), former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed that he would have got Shri Ram temple constructed in Ayodhya in one year.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav doesn’t want to miss the bus in election season. On Friday (December 31), he claimed that he would have got the Shri Ram temple constructed in Ayodhya in one year if he was the chief minister. Multiple anecdotes establish Samajwadi Party president and former UP CM is lying.
In March 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Samajwadi Party won 224 seats out of 403 assembly seats, securing a safe majority. Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in as chief minister. In October 2013, Secretary (Home) Sarvesh Chandra Mishra had sent a letter calling for a meeting to discuss the “reconstruction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on lines of Somnath Temple”. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav first shunted the 1997-batch IAS officer and then suspended him.
The official statement read, “Secretary (home) Mishra mentioned a wrong and extremely misleading subject on a disputed issue in the letter regarding a meeting to be chaired by the principal secretary (home) on October 14, and signed it.”
The hatred of the Samajwadi Party towards the Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya is not new. On October 30, 1990, Kar Sevaks had gathered in large numbers in Ayodhya. Akhilesh Yadav’s father and then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had ordered police to open fire on the Kar Sevaks. Hundreds of Kar Sevaks died, including the Kothari Brothers.
Mulayam Singh Yadav had infamously claimed that he wouldn’t let even birds go near the Babri mosque. In November 2017, Mulayam Singh Yadav had justified his decision to open fire on Kar Sevaks. He even said that he would have allowed it if more firing was needed. On many other occasions, he justified his order to open fire on the Kar Sevaks.
In September 2015, Akhilesh Yadav as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh ordered a lathi-charge on gathering saints and seers who were demanding immersion of Ganesha idols in the Ganga. Hundreds were seriously injured in the lathi charge, including Swami Avimukteshwaranand.
In August 2013, then CM Akhilesh Yadav had banned a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Yatra for pooja in the Shri Ram makeshift temple.
The construction of a grand Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya is in full swing, and it is expected to be opened to the public by December 2023.