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Amid rising demands for a construction of Ram Temple, the BJP MP Savitribai Phule from Bahraich has asked for an installation of Lord Buddha’s statue at the disputed Ayodhya site.

Ms. Phule claims, “Excavations carried out at the disputed site in Ayodhya on the directions of the high court had found certain things associated with Lord Buddha.”

Yesterday, she told reporters that “Therefore, a statue of Lord Buddha should be installed at the same place.”

“I want to make it clear that Bharat belonged to Buddha, and Ayodhya is the place of Buddha. Therefore, a statue of Buddha should be installed there,” added Ms. Phule.

To detail reports about BJP Rajya Sabha’s member Rakesh Sinha has brought a private member’s bill for construction of Ram Temple, Ms. Phule continued that “India is a secular country according to its Constitution which has given an equal guarantee of security to all religions … The nation should be run as per the Constitution.”

Ms. Phule made the statement when right-wing organizations have urged their needs for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

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