Khurana repents the Advani touch
SACKED BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana today ?repented? his long association with a leader like Lal Krishna Advani, ?who ditched not only the Hindus but also Lord Ram on the issue of construction of a grand Janmbhoomi Temple at Ayodhya?.india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 01:33 IST
SACKED BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana today ‘repented’ his long association with a leader like Lal Krishna Advani, “who ditched not only the Hindus but also Lord Ram on the issue of construction of a grand Janmbhoomi Temple at Ayodhya”.
The former Delhi CM announced that he would do proper ‘prayschit’ for his association with Advani and for his failure to get the temple constructed.
Khurana said he had written a letter of ‘prayschit’ to Lord Ram, which he had left at the temple of the Ramlala today. He, however, refused to disclose content of the letter.
Talking to reporters at the VVIP Guest House here on Friday after a ‘darshan’ of Ramlala at the makeshift temple at Ayodhya, Khurana said the Ram Janmbhoomi could not be constructed due to the rigid attitude of Advani, who was more interested in continuing in power than the temple.
Khurana disclosed that a formula had almost been worked out for the temple construction but was rejected by Advani for unknown reasons.
On the recent demolition drive in Delhi, Khurana said he would embark on a weeklong ‘Sangharsh Yatra’ there in support of harassed traders and shopkeepers. Uma Bharti would also accompany him for two days. The ‘yatra’ would be taken out from Sadar Chowk to Chandni Chowk in support of traders’ demand for an ordinance to regularize ‘so-called illegal’ shops and markets in Delhi.
Condemning the apathy of the Delhi Government and the Centre, Khurana regretted that nobody was serious about the genuine problems of the Delhi business community. He underlined the need for getting huge plots of government land vacated from powerful lobby of influential people, who had illegally constructed hundreds of multistorey complexes all over Delhi in connivance with the government officials.
First Published: Apr 08, 2006 01:33 IST