BJP President Amit Shah Assures LK Advani After SC Order On Babri CaseApril 20, 2017 13:26
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, LK Advani, was assured by the Party’s President, Amit Shah, stating “‘BJP is with you”.
LK Advani was tried for ‘criminal conspiracy’ by Supreme Court (SC) in the Babri Masjid demolition case, along with other senior BJP leaders, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti.
Amit Shah, after planning the BJP’s strategy, had a telephonic conversation with Advani, to handle the SC ruling. The BJP President also met Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, who later canceled her planned visit to Ayodhya. The top BJP leaders, discussed yesterday, the political and legal fallout of the SC verdict on the Babri mosque demolition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and M. Venkaiah Naidu gathered for two hours at Modi’s residence. But, a senior party leader played down the meeting’s significance, saying it had a number of issues, including the Kashmir crisis, on its agenda.
The meeting was held against the backdrop of the apex court judgment allowing the CBI to put Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharti, on trial after restoring the criminal conspiracy charges against them. A senior leader insisted that it was a pre-scheduled meeting.
Senior leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the party will study in detail the judgment of the court, before offering comments. He asserted that BJP highly respects its leaders like Advani and Joshi. The party has held that the demolition of mosque was not planned but a spontaneous act of agitating ‘kar sevaks’, and there was no conspiracy behind its demolition on December 6, 1992.