Uma Bharti sparks Ram Mandir issue, says she is willing to go to jail or be punished with death for it

Uddipta Das
Reportedly, she also said that it is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which has suffered the most due to the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.

New Delhi, April 8: Union minister of Water Resources Uma Bharti on Saturday said that she is willing to go to jail or be punished to death in needed in connection to the issue of Ram Mandir. Addressing the media, she said that even if she is sentenced to be hanged till death in connection to the Ram temple issue, she has no problem with that.

The BJP minister addressed the media after her meeting Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and said that she has pride in her belief on the Ram Mandir issue and was ready to go to jail or rather be hanged to death for this belief. She said, “Ram mandir ke mudde pe mein jail jane ke liye aur phaansi pe latak ne ke liye bhi tayaar hun.” (In connection to the Ram Mandir issue, I am ready to go to jail and even hang to death.)

Bharti has been one of the most active propagator of the Ram Mandir issue and as her party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has put the issue as one of the important subject in their poll manifest ahead of the Uttar Pradesh, it seems she has found greater encouragement to make such a comment. However, she is not alone in making such claims regarding the establishment of a Ram temple in Ayodhya and similar comments have been passed by her party’s Subramanian Swamy who is also expected to meet Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath regarding the issue.

Reportedly, when the media asked her if the issue of Ram Mandir brought up in her meeting with the UP CM, she said that they need not talk about the issue, as they are not stranger to it and indeed it was the CM’s mentor Mahant Avaidnath who led the movement initially.

However, after speaking everything out, she added that since the case was pending in the Supreme Court, she would refrain from making any further comment. However, she pointed out that the SC has directed the matter to be resolved outside the Court.