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Stop politicising Ram Museum issue: Sushil Modi urges Oppn

Updated: Oct 18, 2016 17:33 IST      
Stop politicising Ram Museum issue:  Sushil Modi urges Oppn

Patna (Bihar) [India], Oct 18 (AN): Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Sushil Modi on Tuesday urged the opposition parties not to politicise the issue of Ram Museum and said that the decision to construct the same was taken way back.

Modi said, "You should not link everything with politics. From where is the Ram Temple issue coming in? Ayodhya is Lord Ram's birth place. So, if a Ram Museum in constructed there under the Ram circuit then what is wrong in that? This is a decision taken way back. The opposition parties keep judging everything."

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma today defended the government's stand and said the museum in Ayodhya is not a political gimmick but intended to boost tourism.

Sharma said that the decision to build the museum was taken almost a year ago, adding the government allocated Rs. 225 crores for the same.

"The decision to construct the museum was taken a year ago and around two months ago Secretary-level officials from the Centre and the state visited the land. However, it would be unwise to level allegations against us," Sharma said in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh.

"This is to boost tourism, which has been the main focus of our Prime Minister.

Development is a continuous process under which this work is being initiated. So, this is not a political gimmick," he added.

Earlier today, the Congress Party accused the BJP of selling the name of Lord Ram to siphon off a victory in Uttar Pradesh.

Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar, on the other hand, asked the BJP-led Central government to intensify its efforts to construct Ram temple in Ayodhya instead of giving 'lollipop' (Ram museum) to please the people, who are demanding the construction of the temple. (ANI)

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