BJP president Amit Shah steered clear of controversial issues like Ram temple and uniform civil code on Friday as he indicated that the party will fight the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls on development plank which, he insisted, has been the Modi governmentâ€™s agenda. With RSS affiliates Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal raising the pitch for Ram temple construction, an issue which fuelled the partyâ€™s rise in 90s, Shah asserted that such outfits cannot be equated with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP has maintained in its manifesto that it supports Ram temple construction but it should be done either with consensus or as per judicial decision. â€œBajrang Dal is not BJP,â€ he shot back when asked on its and VHPâ€™s pitch for temple construction. â€œYou should only listen to the government,â€ he said on issues raised by these outfits, seen as BJPâ€™s sister organisations. To a question about armed training being given by Bajrang Dal to its activists in parts of UP, he said the state government should take action if there is anything unlawful. He also wondered on what basis the opposition was accusing his party of causing communal polarisation ahead of the state polls early next year. Political rivals and several public intellectuals say cases of religious and political intolerance have gone up since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power in 2014. At a press conference to publicise the â€œachievementsâ€ of the Modi government, Shah chose to stick to the narrative of the central governmentâ€™s â€œpro-poorâ€ and â€œpro-farmersâ€ work as he faced a volley of questions on BJPâ€™s stand on controversial but core party issues in the light of crucial UP polls. â€œThese are part of our manifesto and if you read it you will find that it is mentioned there as to how we intend to work on them,â€ he said.