A grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will become a reality if the Bharatiya Janata Party is voted to power, BJP prime ministerial candidate L K Advani told an election rally in Lucknow on Sunday.
"It is a dream of crores of people across India and a magnificent temple will definitely come up in Ayodhya," Advani told a gathering of over a thousand people.
Advani was in this Uttar Pradesh capital to campaign for party candidate Lalji Tandon, the sitting legislator.
He also repeated his pledge to bring back the Indian money deposited in tax havens abroad if voted to power.
"A party of south India has protested the demolition of the Rama Setu and has supported the cause of building the Ram mandir in Ayodhya. The party has mentioned this in its election manifesto too," Advani said, hinting at J Jayalalitha's AIADMK.
He also cautioned party workers against over-confidence and said that was what led to the BJP's defeat in the 2004 elections.
"I would like to request party workers not to rely on rallies and public meetings. We have 10 crore new voters this time and you should be conducting door-to-door contacts to convince them," Advani said in his hour-long speech in Vikas Nagar locality.