CPM condemns BJP's 'anti-national' Raja Singh's remark on Ram Mandir

| Updated: Apr 10, 2017 02:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 9 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday came down heavily on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Raja Singh for his remark that he will behead those who oppose construction of Ram Temple, adding that such comments were damaging the social fabric of the nation. "Who opposed it? He is just imagining. By doing that he is only punishing an imaginary enemy. This is totally unfounded, it is not a language of a representative, and it is a language of a criminal. Unfortunately such anti social, communal, anti-national people are coming more and more as people's representatives. This is damaging the Indian democracy, Indian secularism," CPM leader Hannan Mollah told ANI. Earlier the Hyderabad MLA courted a controversy when he said that he would behead the ones opposing the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. "Some people are saying that they will create ruckus if Ram Mandir is built in Ayodhya. I welcome the ones who are warning of dire consequences. We have been waiting for years to behead such traitors," he said. When asked to clarify his statement on the same, Singh remained adamant and reiterated that he could even sacrifice his life and kill others for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. "I made my statement for those people who said that they will create ruckus if the Ram Temple was constructed in Ayodhya. For the construction of the temple, we can sacrifice our lives and even kill others. This is my warning to those who want to create hindrance in the construction of the temple," Singh told ANI. Singh, who represents the Goshamal constituency in the Hyderabad Assembly, is known for his right wing activities and has also been arrested multiple times. The apex court had earlier described Ram temple as a ''sensitive and sentimental'' issue and called for an amicable settlement of the dispute by all concerned parties. Earlier on March 21, the apex court had suggested an out-of-court settlement in the highly vexed case. (ANI)