AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi today came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his agreeing to attend the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
"Attending Bhumi Pujan in official capacity will be a violation of @PMOIndia's constitutional oath. Secularism is part of the Basic Structure of Constitution. We can't forget that for over 400 years Babri stood in Ayodhya & it was demolished by a criminal mob in 1992 (sic)," Owaisi tweeted.
He asserted that the PM should not attend the ground-breaking ceremony.
Owaisi, a Muslim, is a known critic of the PM and an arch-rival of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar.