August 31, 2015 12:46:49 am
BJP leader Om Mathur Sunday questioned the anti-BJP “Mahagathbandhan” in Bihar, saying rifts were already visible in the alliance.
Speaking to reporters in Kota, Mathur said the weakness of the “grand alliance” was apparent from the fact that Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav did not want to share the stage with AICC president Sonia Gandhi at the Swabhiman rally in Patna.
The Rajya Sabha MP’s remarks were in line with others among the BJP leadership, who had taken similar jibes at the Bihar alliance.
On Saturday, BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy had said that Mulayam had opted out of the Patna rally to avoid RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s “baggage”.
Mathur also spoke about the Ram temple in Ayodhya. He said a grand Ram temple would be built there at the right time, but refused to say anything else as the matter was pending in courts.
Any solution to the Ram temple issue had to be within constitutional limits and amenable to both communities, Mathur said.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.