The issue of Ram mandir has again taken centre-stage in Indian politics and fake news attributed to secular parties are making rounds. One such quote over the latest controversy on Ram Mandir was attributed by a right wing group to Congress leader Kapil Sibal, as if he was saying, “I will not allow building Ram Mandir in my life span.”
It was being circulated via a Delhi-based BJP supporters’ Facebook account “Bjpalindia” that vows support to Narendra Modi. The Facebook account has 1,227,663 people liking it and 1,438,225 people following it. But this is a fake quote attributed to Kapil Sibal. What he actually said was different as seen below:
Did Kapil Sibal said anything to this extent? No, Kapil Sibal has made his stand clear in many media interviews stating that the temple can’t be build on PM Narendra Modi’s orders. It was on Dec. 6, 2017. Ever since he has become the target of several false allegations.
He had argued in 2017 that the Babri-Ram Janmabhoomi case may have serious ramifications if decided before the 2019 elections and hence sought the Supreme Court bench to hear the matter after the general elections. However, neither the Sunni Waqf Board nor any political party sided with his argument. But misrepresenting the above statement as his pledge not to allow construction of Ram mandir is an exaggeration and false.