“Centre should form a trust for mosque in Ayodhya”: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

While speaking in an event Sharad Pawar said: “Government can form a trust for a temple then why can’t they set up a trust for the mosque

Lucknow: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Wednesday demanded the Central government to form a trust for building a mosque in Ayodhya similar to the trust to oversee the construction of Ram temple.

While speaking in an event Sharad Pawar said: “Government can form a trust for a temple then why can’t they set up a trust for the mosque. India belongs to everyone”.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court in November 2019 ruled unanimously in favor of Ram temple. The court had said the whole disputed land spread over 2.7-acre will be handed over to a trust formed by the government, which will examine the construction of Ram temple at the place.

The court had asked the central government to give 5-acre land to Sunni Waqf Board in Ayodhya for the construction of a mosque.

Pawar said, “The BJP is dividing people into communal lines. If the government can form a trust for the temple, why not providing funds for the mosque too by forming another trust?”, he questioned.

Pawar was attending the state conference of his party. He said that the budget for Uttar Pradesh for the next financial year had nothing for farmers.

He added “The government has announced a monthly sop for the youth but it is doubtful whether the money will reach them. The need of the hour is to give the youngsters the right to work,”.

“People are not happy with the BJP government and despite a huge campaign in Delhi, the party failed to win the polls,” he said. He also urged that all non-BJP parties to join hands and throw the BJP out of power as they had done in Maharashtra. Pawar said the BJP of playing the divide and rule policy and the CAA was an example of this.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on February 5 the formation of ‘Shri Ram Janambhoomi Tirath Kshetra’, which would oversee the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, nearly three months after the top court ruling in the decades-old case.

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