Lucknow, May 11 (KMS): Known for his controversial and communal statements and hate-mongering, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sangeet Som, has now come up with an objectionable remark on the Gyanvapi mosque threatening openly to demolish the Mughal-era masjid situated in Banaras city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
At a function in Meerut city, Sangeet Som while commenting on Gyanvapi mosque said people should remember 1992 – the year when the Babri mosque was demolished. “That was 1992 and this is 2022. The strength of the youth has doubled now and time has come to take another decision,” he said.
The hate-monger also reportedly said, “People like Mughal emperor Aurangzeb demolished the temple and built the Gyanvapi mosque. Now it is time to take back the temple.”
Som, who was the main loser among known BJP leaders in last Assembly elections in UP, also wrote on his Facebook page that “Aurangzeb made the Gyanvapi mosque. In 1992, it was Babri and now in 2022 it is the turn of Gyanvapi. It is time to take back the temple which was demolished to make a mosque.”
Reacting to Som’s controversial and irresponsible statement, Congress spokesman Surendra Rajput said, “This is exactly the game plan of the BJP to create unrest and divisions in society. We hope that the BJP realizes the damage it is doing to the social fabric with such statements. The Gyanvapi issue has been raised and so has the Taj Mahal issue. We are heading for dangerous times.”
Senior Congress leader, Pramod Tiwari, speaking to media earlier said the BJP is looking for another Ayodhya issue to play politics in the Gyanvapi Masjid case. “The matter is in court but I will say that BJP’s condition is like a wingless bird after Ayodhya’s verdict as they can’t fight politics on jobs, inflation and ‘Achhe din’. They are looking for another Ayodhya issue that they can politicise,” said the Congress leader.