Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has said that construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin before the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Addressing a party meeting in Hyderabad on Friday, Shah said that steps will be taken to clear the decks for starting the temple’s construction before the general election.
BJP National Executive member Perala Sekharjee briefed the media about the meeting at BJP’s Telangana state unit office.
“Considering the developments, I believe that construction of Ram temple will begin before the coming general elections,” Sekharjee quoted Shah as saying.
The BJP chief, who arrived on a day-long visit to Hyderabad, also told the meeting that the elections will not be advanced.
Shah told his party colleagues to prepare strategies to bring the party to power in the state.