Farmers need to be saved first: Akhilesh Yadav's fresh salvo at Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Taking a swipe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his tall claims to resolve Ram Temple issues within 24 hours, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday asked how a CM can say such things just hours after celebrating the Republic Day of India. Addressing the media in the national capital, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, "We have just celebrated 26 January, if a CM says such things on 26 January you can imagine what kind of CM he must be".
In a veiled attack at the chief minister for turning a blind eye to the sufferings of farmers, Yadav further said, "I would like to tell CM that people have given him 90 days, do something to save the crops from the bulls. Farmers need to be saved first".
Akhilesh Yadav on Yogi Adityanath's statement 'Can resolve Ram Mandir matter in 24 hours': We have just celebrated 26 January, if a CM says such things on 26 January you can imagine what kind of CM he must be. https://t.co/JHJ00o97np— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 27, 2019
On Saturday, Adityanath, barely hours after celebrating the 70th Republic Day of India, threw an open challenge to the Supreme Court, saying, if it is unable to resolve the matter, it should hand over the issue to them. "We will resolve the Ram Temple issue in 24 hours," the BJP leader was quoted as saying by media. The chief minister also urged the Supreme Court to resolve the dispute soon, adding that there was enough evidence to prove Babri Masjid was built after demolishing a temple.
Giving another boost to the growing political storm, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev also requested the Centre to take an initiative for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. "Either Supreme Court or the government should do something for the construction (of Ram Temple). There aren’t many possibilities of a quick judgement by the court, so I think that the government should take an initiative," ANI quoted Ramdev as saying.
Yog Guru Ramdev: Either Supreme Court or government should do something for the construction (of #RamTemple). There aren't many possibilities of a quick judgement by the court, so I think that the government should take an initiative pic.twitter.com/4Tlg8Z3aT4— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 27, 2019
Amid this high-octane drama, the Supreme Court on Sunday said the hearing in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land title dispute case has been deferred due to non-availability of Justice SA Bobde. The matter was earlier scheduled to be taken up for hearing on January 29.