Kalyan Singh, who as BJP leader was a prominent member of the Ayodhya movement in the 90s, says a solution of the vexed issue cannot be enforced through laws but reached only through a dialogue between Hindus and Muslims.
Singh, who recently aligned with the Samajwadi Party and has owned “moral responsibility” for the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, said, “it is my firm conviction that any attempt to enforce a solution by enacting new laws without taking the sentiments of both sections into consideration would only lead to further acrimony and bolster divisive forces in the country”.
In an interview, 77-year-old Singh, who parted ways with the BJP in the run-up to the general elections, says the “major re-alignment” of political forces that has taken place in north India will throw up “surprise results” that will be a “setback” to BSP and the BJP.
Hitting out at the BJP, he said while it pledged to build the Ram Temple, it was aware that many NDA allies were opposed to this move.
The BJP has presented a “duplicate manifesto” and will finally veer around to moving on the NDA agenda.
“The BJP is still raising sensitive issues including the false promise of building the Ram Temple but the people of the country are now asking as to what it has done for building the temple when it was in power in the Centre for more than six years,” Singh said.