Why didn't BJP scrap Liberhan Commission, demands Congress
Congress launched a sharp attack on BJP over the Liberhan Commission report on Babri Masjid demolition asking it why it did not scrap the panel during its six-year rule if it felt that the move was a political vendetta.india Updated: Jun 30, 2009 23:26 IST
Congress on Tuesday launched a sharp attack on BJP over the Liberhan Commission report on Babri Masjid demolition asking it why it did not scrap the panel during its six-year rule if it felt that the move was a political vendetta.
It also said 'excessive protests' by BJP even before contents of the Liberhan Commission report are out reflected a 'guilty mind'.
AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters that if BJP was now crying vendetta, then why it did not wound up the commission when it was in power and on the other hand gave it extensions after extensions.
Describing Babri Masjid as one of 'the biggest symbols of secularism' in the country, he said this was because it was considered a mosque by Muslims and Hindus prayed there as the birthplace of Lord Rama.
The BJP leaders have committed a 'grave communal act' by demolishing it, he charged.
While the findings of the Commission would be known when the report is out, the whole world has seen who had demolished the structure and who were present there at that time, Dwivedi said.
Noting that nowhere in the works of Tulsidas had there been a reference to the Masjid being built by Babar by demolishing a temple, the Congress leader alleged BJP and its affiliate organisations are no greater devotees of Ram than Tulsidas.