Shameful posturing by Cong on Ram Temple issue: Shah

06 December, 2017

Ahmedabad: BJP chief Amit Shah today stepped up his attack on the Congress over the Ram temple issue by accusing it of "shameful posturing".  

"Now that Sunni Waqf Board has said that they don't agree with what Kapil Sibal said in court, it is certain that Sibal spoke in his capacity as a Congress leader, with the blessings of their high command. Shameful posturing by Congress on Ram Temple issue!" he said in a tweet.  

Sibal, a Congress MP and lawyer, is representing the Sunni Waqf Board in a legal dispute over the matter in the Supreme Court and yesterday sought deferment of the case until after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. There are reports that the board has said it did not agree with Sibal's views.  

Locked in a keen contest with the Congress in the Gujarat polls, the BJP has latched onto Sibal's view to target the Congress over the emotive issue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attacked the opposition party on the matter in his public meetings today. PTI