The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy on Friday said that he will topple the government if the Centre or Uttar Pradesh government tries to oppose the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, news agency ANI reported.
While addressing a gathering at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Subramanian Swamy said, "If our matter (Ram temple) is listed in January, we will win it in two weeks. Because my two opposing parties are the central government and Uttar Pradesh government. Do they have the guts to oppose me? If they do, I will topple the government. Though I know that they won't do it."
Subramanian Swamy: If our matter (#RamTemple) is listed in January, we'll win it in 2 weeks. Because my 2 opposing parties are central government & UP government; do they've the guts to oppose me? And if they do, I'll topple government. Though I know that they won't do it. (7.11) pic.twitter.com/mzhVpvFdqQ— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2018
"The Muslims I meet personally tell me that they will not have any objection on the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya," he said.
"Sunni Waqf Board filed a case claiming that the land that was captured by Mughal ruler Babar is ours. They never said that they want to re-construct Babri. They just said it's our title. Hindu parties like Ram Janmbhoomi Vyas and Nirmohi Akhada said that there were two temples of which they were trustees, and should be given to them. The Allahabad High Court heard their suit and said it's Ram Janmbhoomi, two gumbads will go to Hindus, one to Muslims," Subramanian Swamy said.
ALSO READ | Poll Of Exit Polls: Congress claims Rajasthan, close fight in MP, setback for BJP in Chhattisgarh
"Sunni Waqf board challenged it because the land was given to Muslims and not them. The matter was then not heard from 2010-2017. I went to the Supreme Court, and that is why the date was not being fixed by the court. First, they ousted me asking what my stake is (in the matter)," he said.
Earlier, Subramanian Swamy had said that no one can stop the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya if the Hindus unite. “It was the fundamental right of Hindus to offer prayers at the birthplace of Ram and added that even the Supreme Court would agree on the issue of their faith,” he said.