Lucknow The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) has decided to keep the Ayodhya temple issue out of its political agenda.
Replying to a pointed query on the Ayodhya temple issue, BJP national spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad told mediapersons here
on Friday: alt147 Ram temple is not an election issue for us, but at the same time we cannot ignore how close it is to the cultural ethos of this country.alt148 alt147 Now that the ( Allahabad) High Court has given its verdict on the issue and none of the three judges on the special bench disputed the fact that the site of the temple was the birthplace of ( Hindu god) Ram, it is high time that all political parties sink their differences on the issue and all communities join hands to pave the way for building a grand temple at that place.alt148 Party president Nitin Gadkari too preferred to attach more importance to issues like corruption, terrorism and India- Pakistan relations. He slammed the United Progressive Alliance ( UPA) government for being neck deep in corruption and highlighted its failures and questioned its controversial decisions. IANS