‘Subramanian Swamy’s Ram temple comment aimed at RS seat’

New Delhi: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed on Saturday said no statement of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy could be taken seriously as “he would never walk the talk” and has a “personal interest” behind commenting on the Ram temple.

On Swamy saying that the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya “will be built on the decided land only”, the Congress general secretary said “Swamy’s past track has not been good, as he never does what he says”.

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“He has been making all sorts of comments on issues. He is doing it just to ensure a Rajya Sabha seat for himself,” the Congress leader told IANS.

Ahmed said he told Swamy personally that he was doing that to get a Rajya Sabha seat.

“We were participating in a TV channel debate. I told him there that he should stop doing it just for the sake of a seat in the Rajya Sabha,” Ahmed said, adding that Swamy “laughed and did not say anything beyond it”.

Swamy on Saturday said the Ram temple will be constructed on the disputed land and separate land will be allotted for construction of the mosque.

“We will build a mosque on the land across the Saryu river but the Ram temple will be built on the decided land only,” he said in a seminar in Delhi University.