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Uttar Pradesh minister Ompal Nehra says Muslims should help in building temple, sacked

first_imgUttar Pradesh government has sacked minister Ompal Nehra after his controversial remark that Muslims should give up their claims of mosques in Ayodhya and Mathura and that they should help in building Ram temple there.Speaking at a function in Bijnore on Thursday evening Nehra said, “Where can a Ram temple be built if not at Ayodhya? Muslims should help in building a Ram temple in Ayodhya and a Krishna temple in Mathura and give up their claim on mosques there.”  He was sacked by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today morning.Nehra’s statement came a couple of days after fresh batch of stone slabs arrived in Ayodhya from Rajasthan putting the spotlight again over the decades old issue.Stones are being sculpted for being used in the construction of the proposed Ram temple, a top RSS functionary said.The issue rocked the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday also as opposition parties alleged that the NDA government was wanting to disturb communal harmony  ahead of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.Also read: Stones being sculpted for Ram temple in Ayodhya, says RSS functionaryAlso read: Muslims in Agra threaten to retaliate if stones continue to arrive in Ayodhyalast_img

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