Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not enacting a law to build Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and remaining silent on the issue.
“The BJP has promised to enact a law to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya during its Palampur national executive meeting in 1987. It has been four years since Modi is in power but the law could not be passed,” said Togadia while addressing a press conference in Nagpur.
The VHP leader also asked that if the dispute was to be resolved through the Supreme Court, then why people sacrificed their lives in 1992 agitation.
Togadia said that the 1992 agitation was launched to create a public opinion in favour of a pro-Ram Temple government so that the a law can be enacted.
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is currently being heard by the apex court.
Togadia also took on PM Modi for “not having the courtesy” to meet his childhood friend to discuss the issues of national interest.
"Just a week ago I wrote a letter to the prime minister, saying you can meet (then) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but you don't have the courtesy to meet your childhood friend (Togadia) and discuss issues of national interest," he said.
(With inputs from agencies)