“We want development, but we want the temple before development,” Raja Singh said.

I will start my own war if Ram temple is not built by 2019 BJP MLA Raja SinghFile photo
news Politics Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 08:23

Controversial BJP MLA Raja Singh from Hyderabad’s Goshamahal constituency is in the news again, after stating that he would resign from the party and start a ‘war’ on his own if the Ram temple is not constructed at the disputed site in Ayodhya before the 2019 elections.

Speaking to a media outlet in Ayodhya, Singh said that Hindus must not wait for the Supreme Court’s judgement and should form a separate law to begin construction of the temple immediately.

“We want development, but we want the temple before development,” Raja Singh said, adding that he would personally ensure that the Ram temple was built before 2019.

He also added that he would travel across the country and gather more like-minded Hindus for a ‘war’, if his demands were not met.

“After the construction of the Ram Mandir, we will move on to Kashi and Mathura where Mughals constructed many mosques by breaking down temples,” he was quoted as saying.

This comes just weeks after Singh was booked by the police for his hateful and derogatory comments against Muslims and their holy book, with the Falaknuma police charging him under Section 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups) of the IPC.

Known for his hate speeches and inciteful remarks, the Goshamahal MLA posted a Facebook live video from his account, in which he said that he wouldn’t host Iftar parties during Ramzan unlike his counterparts, who are ‘begging for votes’ by wearing skull caps and taking selfies.

Raja Singh asked for a ban on the Quran—which he calls--‘Green book’. According to him, the ‘Green book’ terms Hindus as Kaafirs, and the verses ‘call for the killing of Hindus’. “In our religion, it is written to respect one and all, but there are a few religions, in which their religious texts it is written that Hindus should be killed,” he says, adding, “When their religious texts say that Hindus should be slaughtered, how can I go for their Iftar parties? And, how can I host Iftar parties.”

After ranting about distorted truths, the MLA says that for him, religion comes first and then politics.

Raja Singh is a known offender, who has at least 19 cases pending against him; two are related to injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult a religion; two attempt to murder cases; eight charges for promoting enmity, as per his affidavit submitted during his nomination in 2014 assembly elections. Several other cases have been registered against him after 2014.

 

Read: BJP MLA Raja Singh in the dock again for hateful remarks, booked

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