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Ayodhya- Ram Mandir row: VHP's president Alok Kumar claims 'Will back Congress in 2019 polls if...'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 January 2019, 15:47 IST
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Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) working president Alok Kumar has hinted of supporting the rival Congress party with certain terms and conditions.

The VHP has claimed that if the Congress party falls in line with their demand of constructing a Ram Mandir, then it would not be a folly to support the grand old party in the upcoming general election.


Alok Kumar, who was in Prayagraj on account of Kumbh Mela, said that if the Congress party includes Ram Mandir in its manifesto for the election, then the VHP might think about backing the party.

Although, Alok Kumar clarified his statement today, adding that “This is nothing but an over stretching of my statement,” after a controversy had erupted with his remark of extending support to the Congress party. “Neither are we considering to support the Congress nor will we do so in future.”

Alok said that he wants all the parties on board instead to construct the Ram Mandir, and added that “We want all political parties to support this issue. Whoever will support it, we will welcome. But it does not mean that the VHP will support any political party in the election.”

Taking a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who was touted of being a ‘janeau-dhaari’ Hindu, Alok said, “One doesn't become a Brahmin by just wearing janeau.”

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First published: 20 January 2019, 15:47 IST
 
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