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In remarks that could trigger another controversy over the Ram Mandir issue, a BJP MLA in Telangana has threatened to ‘behead’ those opposing the temple construction in Ayodhya town of Uttar Pradesh.

BJP MLA from Hyderabad Raja Singh has landed the party in a controversy yet again.Singh, who represents Goshamal constituency in the Hyderabad Assembly, is known for his right wing activities and has also been arrested multiple times.

Earlier last year, Mangalhat Police had registered a case against Singh for his remarks against Dalits. At that time, Singh had put a video on his Facebook page overtly supporting the Gau Rakshak Samiti (Cow Protection Committee) workers who thrashed Dalits who were skinning a dead cow in Una, Gujarat.

In his speech, he referred to a WhatsApp video, wherein some All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader allegedly said that they would create a ruckus in the country if a Ram temple was build in Ayodhya.

In February, before his party, the BJP, swept Uttar Pradesh in the Assembly elections, Adityanath said that hurdles on the path of the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya will be gradually removed and its construction will start soon.

He also said ‘Ram Bhakts’ (Ram devotees) will play a key role in the construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya. “Ram Bhakts did whatever happened in Ayodhya and in future whatever will be done, it will be done by them,” he said.

On Saturday, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti had said that the”Ram Temple is a matter of belief for me and I have immense pride in it…if I have to go to jail for it I will go, if I have to hang myself for it I will do it,” the firebrand BJP leader, who was part of Ram Temple movement, told newspersons after meeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The Supreme Court, which is hearing the Ayodhya land dispute case, had recently said that the issue should be resolved through talks.

The 2010 order said that there should be a partition of the Ayodhya land between the parties to the dispute.

Saying that negotiated settlement between the parties to the dispute was the best course, Chief Justice of India JS Khehar has offered to act as a mediator provided that he would not hear the matter on the judicial side.