Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Parishad, Ahmed Hasan Hasan on Thursday said that the Samajwadi Party that the guilty in the Babri demolition be punished soon by deciding the cases fast in the court. He asked what the Congress is going to do about Shankar Singh Vaghela who is a union minister and is among the 68 (who are in the indicted and culpability list of Liberhan report). Ahmed Hasan later sent a rejoined saying that it erronously put Vaghela's name as a minister when he is an ex-minister.
"Should the Congress not dismiss Vaghela?" asked Hasan. He said this at a press conference in Lucknow on Thursday where he also produced the letter that party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav wrote on December 4, 1992 to the President of India in Lucknow on Thursday. It is the same letter that foretold demolition of Babri masjid.
"Today, Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Bahujan Samaj Party were trying to divert attention of people from the real issues. They were also blaming Samajwadi Party of playing politics by using the Babri issue. But hat his letter been taken into account and his suggestions and demand be accepted, then the incident would have not occurred at all," he said.
Ahmed said that Mulayam Singh Yadav's letter to the then President of India had mentioned that the Bharatiya Janata Party in the UP and the Congress at the centre were together responsible for the tension that prevailed in the country. The letter had hinted that the two governments were hand in gloves and the karsevakes hand plans to demolish the masjid. The letter had mentioned that if the central government remained a mute spectator, then the masjid would be demolished. The letter had demanded dismissal of the BJP government in the state.
Hasan attacked Mayawati on state government's move to shift 'Dharna stal' from in front of Vidhan Sabha building. "This is like the Emergency. The chief minister is trying to gag people's voice by shifting the spot where people used to gather with the complains or used to protest to attract attention of legislators and government."