Cong must clear its stand on Ram Mandir: Amit Shah

Sibal Swamy

Mr Sibal had told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that since the court's decision in the case would have very serious ramifications, the hearing should be deferred till July 2019 by which time the general election will be over.

As the Sunni Wakf Board separated itself from stance of its advocate Kapil Sibal on linking the 2019 national election with the Ram Mandir issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was all praise for the Sunni Wakf Board. Reacting to Shah's comments against senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal representing the Waqf Board in the dispute, Surjewala said: "BJP leader and finance minister Arun Jaitley represented the American company responsible for the Bhopal gas tragedy in which 4,000 persons lost their lives".

"Now that Sunni Waqf Board has said that they don't agree with what Kapil Sibal said in court, it is certain that Sibal spoke in his capacity as a Congress leader, with the blessings of their high command. We want that the case is solved at the earliest", he stressed.

"The board is of the view that hearing in the case be held and the matter be disposed of promptly". Regarding the entire controversy, Sibal said that, " Will discussion on my going to the court & representing someone solve serious problems in the country?

"Yes, Kapil Sibal is our lawyer, but he is also related to a political party".

"As the representative body (of Muslims), the board endorses and confirms the said statement of the counsels made in court", it said in a statement.

Swamy further said that the hearing for Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi had begun where both parties had to put their positions before court, but Kapil Sibal said that the court can not proceed since they have not received all the documents. "Everybody said that if we take a stand against it, we will face a backlash in the UP elections, but we took a stand and the Supreme Court asked us to form a law in six months", he said. "They put many efforts to delay the hearing of the case", he said.

"As far as Ram Mandir is concerned (Modiji), it will be built when Lord Ram wants it to be built", said Sibal.

BJP chief Amit Shah tweeted that the Sunni Waqf Board stated that they don't agree with what Sibal said in court.

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