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We never abandoned Ram: LK Advani

india Updated: Feb 09, 2009 05:59 IST
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said on Sunday that it was wrong to believe that his party had "returned to Ram" because it had never abandoned the god. "Be it Ram Sethu or Ram temple (in Ayodhya), we have never abandoned Ram," Advani said, addressing party members on the last day of a three-day National Executive and National Council meeting of the BJP.

And he said to loud applause that the true victory of Ram would be when a "magnificent temple" is constructed in Ayodhya.

Hindu mobs brought down the 16th century Babri mosque in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh in December 1992 claiming it was built at the site of Lord Ram's birthplace.