Bengaluru: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has systematically dismantled NCP chief Sharad Pawar on his comments relating to the Ram temple in Ayodhya. 

Pawar had said, "We are all thinking of how to fight the battle against Coronavirus but some people think that coronavirus will be mitigated by building a temple. But our priority is to see how to improve the economy which has been affected due to lockdown."


To this, Swamy, said, “It's ridiculous. Another channel's anchor had said that building a hospital is better than building a Ram Mandir and yes, I told him, we need more mental hospitals for people who speak like that. In the same way, you cannot compare two alternatives which are not equal in its application. In the old age when we used to build steel plants, people used to say building them is not as good as feeding the people of India. There are so many people below the poverty lines. These are ridiculous alternatives, we can have both."


"We can fight COVID-19 as well as inaugurate Ram Temple both. I don't understand Mr Pawar is saying. Has he started losing his mental faculties or what in the company of the Congress? How can he possibly in this country like this compare fighting COVID-19 with the project of building a Ram Temple after all the struggle of 500 years. I think he should apologise to the people of India.” 

The reactions have been borrowed from Republic TV. 

It is interesting to note that the trust associated with the temple construction had issued probable dates for the Bhumi pooja, to be done by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on either August 3 or August 5. 

Reports further add that this decision has been conveyed to the Prime Minister’s Office. This information was given by Kameshwar Chaupal, a member of the trust.