After controversy, BJP UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya says Ram Temple only after SC verdict

While addressing a press conference at the party office at Gulab-bagh in Sigra, Maurya expressed confidence the BJP will form the government in the state and �restore law & order� and put �goons� behind the bars.

After controversy, BJP UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya says Ram Temple only after SC verdict

Days after promising a grand temple will be built in Ayodhya if BJP gets the majority, state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya on Friday made a u-turn saying it would be built after Supreme Court order, but Uttar Pradesh will see Ram Rajya if his party wrests power.

While addressing a press conference at the party office at Gulab-bagh in Sigra, Maurya expressed confidence the BJP will form the government in the state and “restore law & order” and put “goons” behind the bars. “Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya only after the order of the Supreme court, but ‘Ram Rajya’ will soon prevail in the state with the party sweeping the UP assembly polls,” he said.


Protest for tickets is the “culture of BSP and SP workers” and not of his party’s, he said and added the upset party workers would be listened to and those who have been skipped “genuinely” would get “due respect” in “near future”. It was struggling to save Congress party's image in the state and the “experiment” of making Priyanka Gandhi a star campaigner will not help them, Maurya attacked congress party.

Maurya has expressed his confidence that BJP will win over 300 seats and form the next government in the state. He also added the “goons from SP and BSP” won’t be spared and the next BJP government will send them behind the bars.

Amidst the strong protests from the supporters of a sitting seven-time Varanasi South MLA, Shyam Deo Roy Chaudhary, to whom the ticket was denied by BJP, Maurya went to his residence and requested him to campaign in support of the party and its candidates.

However, Jantakareporter.com quoted Chaudhary as replying, “As a party member associated since the Jan Sangh time, denying ticket by the party was an attack on my self-respect, which I earned in the last 35 years of my career but now it is completely lost.”  “Maurya told me that party will give me due respect in future but I have demanded the ticket from the same Assembly seat. He (Maurya) sought a 2-3 days time for me to respond," Chaudhary added.

“The Party should make clear what is the respect it is going to offer me after insulting me,” he said, asking “they should give justification that why they had denied ticket to me for a seat that I had been winning for the last 35 years?”

“I will sit down at my home but will not contest against the new candidate from my party, who replaced me,” Chaudhary said, adding“I don’t want to spoil my image by changing my party to which I have given a selfless service.”