Ballia: Samajwadi Party leader Ram Govind Chaudhary has accused Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat of remembering Lord Ram only "months before the General Elections". Chaudhary, who is also the Leader of Opposition in UP Assembly, said, "Lord Ram is known as 'Maryada Purushottam' and is a symbol of faith. He will himself destroy the BJP.”

Speaking to reporters on Friday night, Chaudhary said, "RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has once again remembered Lord Ram. Why is it that he brings up Ram temple (issue) only before the elections? Why was he silent for the past two years?" 

The BJP has proved to be a failure on all fronts, as it has not fulfilled poll promises. Law and order has deteriorated. People are reeling under the hike in petrol and diesel prices. Owing to these reasons, BJP's popularity has declined." 

Chaudhary further alleged that the BJP and its allied organisations were raising the Ram temple issue to deviate the people's attention from basic issues.