Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sachchidanand Hari Sakshi alias Sakshi Maharaj on Friday claimed that Delhi’s Jama Masjid has been constructed over a pre-existing Hindu temple and idols can be found beneath if the structure is demolished.
Sakshi Maharaj, who is an MP from Unnao, said that it was his first statement after he came to politics and he still stands by it. In his address at a rally in Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj has stated that his first statement after joining politics was to leave Ayodhya, Mathura, Kashi alone and demolish Delhi’s Jama Masjid first. If no Hindu idols of gods are found below the staircase, please hang me.
#WATCH: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj says in Unnao “Rajneeti mein jab aaya to pehla mera statement tha Mathura mein, Ayodhya Mathura Kashi ko chhodo Dilli ki Jama Masjid todo, agar seedhion mein murtiyaan na nikle to mujhe faansi pe latka dena.” (22.11.2018) pic.twitter.com/9pywDQ2flB
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Sakshi Maharaj claimed that Mughals played with the sentiments of Hindus. He added that Mughals have been atrocious towards Hindu culture and they have constructed over 3000 mosques over pre-existing Hindu temples.
He criticised the Supreme Court for deferring the hearing of the Ram Mandir case. “I condemn the attitude of the Supreme Court. They delivered verdicts on a number of cases of less significance, but they are deferring the Ayodhya matter. I expect Prime Minister Narendra Modi government to pass a law in Lok Sabha for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. I expect the construction of the temple will start before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls,” he stressed.