Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday said it was the responsibility of the Union government to implement the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya title suit.
Citing a Supreme Court order, she said since the 67 acres of the disputed site was acquired and being managed and maintained by the Centre, the onus of implementing Thursday's court order was with the Union Government.
Mayawati said she has already sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the Centre should fulfil its responsibility in implementing the high court order without any delay.
She cited the Supreme Court ruling on the plea of a petitioner Ismail Farooqui in 1994, which stated that the acquired land would continue to be under the possession of the central government and it was its duty to implement the pending verdict of the Lucknow bench.
The Chief Minister's remarks come close on the heels of her attack on the Centre for not providing adequate paramilitary forces to the state to deal with any eventuality in the aftermath of the verdict.
The Centre would be held responsible in case of any law and order problem arising out of delay in implementation of the high court order, Mayawati said.