Lucknow, Jan 5:
Union Minister Smriti Irani today blamed the Congress for “creating hurdle” in the judicial process in the Ram temple case through its lawyers and said ‘Ram Bhakts’ should ask the party about it.
“Congress should not do politics through its lawyers on Ram temple issue, which is matter of faith of people. It’s leaders, as lawyers, are creating hurdle in the court. People and Ram bhakts should ask the party whether its leader wore ‘janeu’ only for polls of three states,” she said.
Her reference was to senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal, who sought deferment of hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute till after the 2019 general elections.
Irani is on a day’s visit to Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency and was talking to media persons on way to Amethi, about 140 km from the state capital.
Attacking Rahul for delaying his visit to Amethi by a few hours, she said, “His coming late in ‘maidan-e-jang’ (battle field) of Amethi is an indication that the person who cannot visit his constituency on time cannot give timely solutions (to problems).
Rahul had rescheduled his visit on Thursday night. He was expected to arrive in Lucknow at 10 am on Friday but later he changed the timing and will be landing in Fursatganj airstrip in the evening.