The Shiv Sena on Saturday congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh – and hoped that the Ram Mandir will be constructed soon in Ayodhya. Subramanian Swamy, too, had a quick take on the issue once the party’s win was clear.
Sanjay Raut, MP, Shiv Sena Ram’s period of exile has ended. We now hope that Ram temple will be constructed soon in Ayodhya.
The ties between the two allies, who fought the recent civic elections separately, have been strained and Sena had often taken a dig at BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run-up to the assembly polls.
"The Assembly results in five states are out. We welcome the win of BJP. We also congratulate the Prime Minister on this victory," he added.
In an apparent reference to the Samajwadi Party and its ally Congress, which lost the Uttar Pradesh polls to the BJP, Raut remarked that those who lost the polls will now realise the importance of Shiv Sena and the manner in which it stopped the Modi wave from entering Mumbai.
These elections, however, will have no bearing on the politics of Maharashtra. We will talk about the state politics after a week when much of the wave would have subsided and new governments established.
Hope the UP Government Won’t Oppose Me on Ram Mandir Issue: Swamy
Outspoken BJP MP Subramanian Swamy also contributed to the Ram Mandir conversation after he became the first BJP leader to raise the saffron politics issue.
Even though many notable BJP leaders avoided commenting on it, that didn’t stop Swamy from saying what was most important to him.
On March 21st I will go before SC and ask for early day to day hearing of the Ram Mandir case. I expect now UP govt will not oppose me.— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) March 11, 2017
However, what is peculiar is that he raked up the Ram Mandir issue but didn’t remember to congratulate the BJP for its historic win.