Bareilly: The national Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has clarified that Ram Temple will no longer be a major issue of the party in 2014 general elections. He said this at a function organized here in the memory of his father.

While talking to the media, Naqvi said that the BJP will fight general elections based on the issues of development and good governance. He also said that the present government is a mere puppet in the hands of some people and will not survive its full term.

When asked about the tug of war going on in the BJP over the Prime Ministerial candidate, Naqvi said that everyone including the saints have the right to express their views in this regard but the final decision will be taken at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting.

On being asked whether the BJP has lost out on the issue of Afzal Guru, Naqvi instantly replied that his party does not give political colour to terrorism. It is the work of the Congress which is why it took so many years to take a final decision on Ajmal Amir Kasab and Afzal Guru.


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