A mosque can be demolished, but not temple: Swamy
Former economist and current Rajya Sabha MP Subramaniyam Swamy has got his name associated with most of the sensational court cases in India- including 2G scam and Tamil Nadu former CM Jayalalitha’s disproportionate assets case.
Swamy’s ideological statements have triggered many controversies in the past and he’s at it again. This time, the BJP member drew a comparison between masjid-temple and raised curtains for a new debate between two religious groups.
The MP, who filed a petition in apex court allowing the construction of Rama Temple in Ayodhya last year, has on Monday said, ‘a Mosque can be demolished but a temple cannot be dismantled because the god resides in idol at temple whereas Muslims only use mosque to offer their prayers (Namaaz) and they can do that at any place.’
Having said that, Swamy also commended Yogi Adityanath – the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – for being a honest person and regarded him as ‘he does what he says and only says what he does.’
Ever since Election Commission released a poll notification in Uttar Pradesh, BJP has been strongly propagating that a temple will be build in Ayodhya where Babri masjid was demolished and escalating Yogi as UP CM gave additional strength to it.