BJP’s Ram temple movement has received an unexpected support from the house of Samajwadi Party supreme Mulayam Singh Yadav, after his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav openly extended her support.
She said that she is in favour of a Ram temple in Ayodhya and has full faith in the judiciary. Aparna Yadav, who contested the 2017 assembly polls as an SP candidate and lost, is backing ‘chacha’ Shivpal Singh’s Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL).
“A Ram temple should be built,” Aparna said during her visit to the Deva Sharif Dargah in Barabanki. “I have full faith in process of the respected court,” she added.
The Supreme Court has declined an urgent hearing on the Ayodhya land dispute case and said an appropriate bench will decide in January when to hear the politically sensitive case. According to the Ramayana, Ayodhya is the birthplace of Ram and a temple should be built there, Aparna said.
Asked if she was with the BJP, she said, “I am not with the BJP, but with lord Ram.” Aparna, who is married to Mulayam Singh’s son Prateek, said she would be contesting the 2019 elections from the PSPL, but her father-in-law’s blessings are with her.