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Step down, VHP tells Vajpayee

July 03, 2003 18:21 IST

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday asked Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to step down for his failure to bring in a law for construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya

"They have told the people that they would bring in a legislation. Now they must tell the people that the government does not have the majority. So they should resign and seek fresh mandate," the outfit's international president Ashok Singhal said.

Legislation, he added, was the only way to solve the Ayodhya issue.

"Bring in a legislation in Parliament. It is not a small issue," he said, when asked whether the court verdict in the matter was acceptable to the VHP or not.

Maintaining that Kanchi Shankaracharya's initiative was not in the right direction, Singhal said, "Talking to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board was a great injustice to the Hindu community as these people do not believe in the Constitution and law of the land."

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Sub: VHP feels......... betrayed ?

VHP is clearly frustrated and devoid of understanding the present situation where the saffron has very little of the mandate, and it is this area ...

Posted by chanakya

Sub: Muslim Personal Law Board members don't beleive in the law of the land

Board had declared many a times that they will abide by the court orders, while VHP is still insisting it is a matter of faith ...

Posted by Mirza

Sub: Time for the PM to Step Down is Long Overdue

There are more serious grounds for Prime Minister Vajpayee to step down. His tenure since his arrival on the scene has been an unmitigated disaster. ...

Posted by khandu patel

Sub: Time has come

Motherland would be best served if VHP redirects its energy towards uplifting the cause of downtrodden, doing social service for the poor and needy. People ...

Posted by Rahul Malviya

Sub: Incredible

Singhal is funny. He says that AIMPLB doesn't believe in law, but the ground reality is that he and his VHP have never respected the ...

Posted by Nav


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