BJP President Amit Shah today said that BJP is running the Central government as a part of the NDA and it would need over 370 seats to construct Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.
"We have not got enough mandates to address the core agendas like abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Uniform Civil Code in India and construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. We need 370 seats according to the Constitution to address them," he said in New Delhi on Tuesday Shah was replying to a question as to why the BJP, which alone had majority in the Lok Sabha, was not addressing the party's core issues.
On the eve of the completion of one year of Modi government, the VHP and RSS pushed for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, asking the BJP to fulfil its Lok Sabha poll promise in this regard.
The previous NDA government-led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had given reason that the party did benefit from majority in the Lok Sabha and therefore it was difficult to take forward its agenda.
He also attacked the Congress, alleged that "UPA has mastered the art of presenting a lie as truth".