Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday said the central government was legally responsible for the entire security at the Ayodhya site.
"I have written a letter to the prime minister immediately after the judgment," she told reporters in Lucknow after the Allahabad High Court ruled in favour of a temple at the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi site.
Mayawati said the central government should now accept the responsibility for the security of the Ayodhya site and the 66 acres acquired by it.
Urging the central government to inquire into delay in providing security, the chief minister said: "If there is any deterioration in law and order, it will be the responsibility of the centre."
Mayawati urged for calm in the wake of the Allahabad High Court judgment.