PM slams ‘loudmouth’ statements on mandir
Nashik: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sharply criticised “bayaan bahadurs (motormouths)” and “badboley (loudmouths)” for making “irresponsible” statements on building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya when the Supreme Court was hearing the case.
“I am in Nashik, a city associated with Lord Ram. Some people have been speaking irresponsibly on the Ram temple in the past 2-3 weeks. When the SC is hearing the case and hearing all sides, why not have faith? With folded hands, I say to these people, for Lord Ram’s sake, have faith in the judiciary. Why create obstacles in the process? Every citizen of India must respect the apex court,” Modi said at a rally in Tapovan in Nashik to mark the culmination of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’s “Maha Janadesh Yatra”, undertaken ahead of the state assembly polls.
The PM’s rebuke comes in the backdrop of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s statements this month on the temple issue and in the wake of BJP-Sena’s deadlocked talks over seat-sharing. The Sena has been demanding 144 seats of the total 288, while the BJP is not willing to offer it more than 120.