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Cong blames ex-PM Rao for Babri; RSS says no regret

india Updated: Dec 06, 2009 01:48 IST
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Striking an unusual note on the eve of the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition , the Congress found fault with its former Prime Minister, the late Narasimha Rao, for his failure to intervene in the December 6, 1992 incident.

“The party feels Rao should not have relied on the VHP affidavit and the then UP government and should have intervened in time to prevent the demolition,” Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said.

Coming in the backdrop of the scheduled debate on the Liberhan Commission report, Singh’s utterances are being considered politically significant. Opposition parties including the BJP and Samajwadi Party have expressed serious criticism for the clean chit given to Rao in the report.

Meanwhile, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said there was no question of the Sangh regretting the pulling down of the mosque at Ayodhya.

Without naming anyone, Bhagwat said, “Afsos jinko karna chahiye, woh karein (Those who ought to regret, should do so).