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Liberhan report submitted after long delay: Rajnath

india Updated: Jun 30, 2009 14:40 IST
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Maintaining that BJP leaders accused in the Babri mosque demolition fully co-operated with the Liberhan Commission, party president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the report has been submitted after a long delay.

"It would have been good if such a long time had not been taken. It took 17 years for the Commission to submit its report," Singh told reporters.

"There should not have been such a long delay in such a sensitive matter. This (not delaying) is in the country's interest," he added.

The BJP President said that the leaders from his party who are accused in the demolition of the disputed structure "co-operated fully" with the commission.

Singh said he could comment on the issue only after seeing the report.

"I am aware that the report has been handed to the Prime Minister. I have no information about the details of the report.... Once the details come out, I will be in a position to say something," he said.

Singh refused to comment on the timing of the report. "17 years is a long time. A lot of water has flown in the Ganga since then," he said.

BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and former party leader Uma Bharti are accused in the Babri mosque demolition.