UP, Nov 24: The BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj who is known for making controversial statements on Friday sparked a fresh row as he called for the demolition of Delhi’s Jamia Masjid.
Sakshi Maharaj’s statement comes amid the ongoing row over the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
“Hang me if idols are not found below the staircase of Jama Masjid,” said Sakshi Maharaj, adding that he stands by his statement.
“When I came to politics, I made the first statement in Mathura. Leave Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi aside and demolish Delhi’s Jama Masjid. If idols are now found below the staircase then I should be hanged (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),” Maharaj said in Unnao.
The MP also said that he expects the government to bring a law for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya just like Somnath Temple before the 2019 Lok Sabha election.