SC verdict on Ayodhya should be accepted by all: Congress
New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said the party has always maintained that all sides should accept a Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue and the government should take all steps to implement it.
"Congress has always been of the opinion that whatever verdict is given by the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, it should be accepted by all sides," Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said.
She was responding to questions about the Supreme Court judgement on Thursday that rejected a plea for referring the issue to a larger constitution bench and referred the case to a three-judge bench to be set up that will begin hearing from October 29.
Chaturvedi accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to "befool" people on the issue of Ram temple construction for the past 30 years.
She said that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was in power from 1999 till 2004 and the Modi government has been in power at the Centre since 2014, but the party is concerned only about garnering votes.
"They remember Lord Rama six months before the elections to garner votes and forget Him afterwards. This duplicity is the real face of BJP," she said.