The Indian Herald

The Indian Herald

March 21, 2009

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in soup over Temple comment

Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is in the midst of a controversy after reportedly commenting that the BJP is not a construction company to build Ram temple.

In an interview with Gulf News correspondent Nilima Pathak, Naqvi criticised his party's candidate from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi for making anti-Muslim speeches. He said that terming every skullcap-wearing Muslim as a product of Osama Bin Laden's factory, is objectionable.

On the issue of construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Naqvi said that it was not a political issue for BJP. He said that BJP is not a construction company that will build mosque, temple, church or other structures.

It will build a consensus for facilitating the construction of temple in Ayodhya. The historic Babri Masjid was demolished after BJP LK Advani's rath-yatra and the construction of temple along with Article 370 and Uniform Civil Code have been among the main poll planks of the Saffron party.

Naqvi had recently landed in a controversy when he had made a comment over women wearing lipstick and powder in the wake of citizens' angry protests against the entire political class following terrorist attack in Mumbai.

TIH Bureau

Popular stories

Contact us

For complaints and suggestions write to us at the email: theindianherald@gmail.com

Search our Archives

  © Blogger templates Newspaper by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP