He, however, accepted that development was an issue for the party, but “without Ram temple everything is incomplete”.
Katiyar was here to cast his vote said that the people of Ayodhya want the Ram temple to be constructed at all costs.
Speaking to newsmen, he said, “The issue is in our manifesto and I have been speaking about it in all my election speeches.”
Polling began on February 27 for 51 assembly seats during the fifth phase of UP assembly polls. The districts going to polls included Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Basti, Siddharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi and Sultanpur among others.
A total of 607 candidates is in the fray with the maximum of 24 candidates in Amethi seat alone and the minimum of six each in Kapilvastu and Etawah seats. Katiyar said, “A win in these polls will give the party the elusive majority in the Rajya Sabha.”
He said BJP had no hard feelings for the Muslims and was, in fact, working for the entire society, irrespective of caste and creed.