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'Dashrath Mahal had 10,000 rooms, who knows where Lord Rama was born': Mani Shankar Aiyar stirs fresh controversy

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08th January, 2019 09:44 IST

Congress leader Mani Shanker Aiyar on Monday stirred a fresh controversy when he said that Dashrath Mahal had 10,000 rooms, who knows where Lord Rama was born.

"In king Dashrath's Mahal, there were 10,000 rooms, who knows where Lord Rama was born. How it can be said with certainty that the place where Lord Rama born was disputed?" asked Aiyar. 

He also said that what happened in 1992 was uncalled for.

In 1992, Narasimha Rao-led government failed to prevent the demolition of Babri Masjid, said Congress leader Mani Shanker Aiyar on Monday.

Government at that time did not take the steps that were needed to be taken, he added.

"I am from Congress and it was our job to stop the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao did not take steps that should have been taken," Aiyar said while speaking at an event 'Ek Shaam Babri Masjid Ke Naam' organised by Social Democratic Party of India here in the national capital.

Aiyar said that no excuse could ever justify as to why this unconstitutional activity was not stopped.

"I am not ready to believe any excuse given to as to why this act was not stopped. We should have stopped it as it was an attempt to partition India again. It was an attempt to break the ties between Hindus and Muslims which is the core foundation of this country. Our national integrity was targeted on that day," he added.

In an indirect attack at the Central government, the grand old party leader said that those who were behind this barbaric act were given an opportunity by the people in 2014 but they completely ruined their chance.



(With ANI inputs)


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