All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday lashed out at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, questioning the latter’s authority after he vowed to build Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Owaisi said, “With what authority is Mohan Bhagwat saying that a Temple will be built in Ayodhya?”
He said the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. “Is Mohan Bhagwat the Chief Justice? Who is he?” he questioned.
On November 24, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had made a strong pitch for building the Ram Temple on the disputed site at Ayodhya, saying only the mandir would come up there and not any other structure.
Addressing the "Dharma Sansad", a congregation of 2,000 Hindu saints, mutt heads and VHP leaders from across the country at this small temple town here, he had said there should be no ambiguity that Ram Temple will be built at Ayodhya.
With what authority is Mohan Bhagwat saying that a Temple will be built in Ayodhya? The case is still on in the Supreme Court. Is Mohan Bhagwat the Chief Justice? Who is he?: Asaduddin Owaisi pic.twitter.com/44b5iwrrmg— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2017
"We will construct it. It is not a populist declaration but a matter of our faith. It will not change," Bhagwat had said.