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BJP preparing 'contingency plan' over Ayodhya case

BJP is preparing a contingency plan in case special court gives 'adverse verdict' on charges against Advani.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2003 18:32 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is working on a "contingency plan" in case the special court hearing the Ayodhya case delivers an "adverse verdict" on the framing of charges against Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani and other top leaders of the party.

The verdict is expected on Friday.

Senior party leaders have been discussing the case and the various possible decisions the court can take, party sources said.

The issue also figuredin the meeting between Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and BJP leaders on Saturday, which was attended by party president Venkaiah Naidu besides Advani himself.

However, no leader is prepared to comment on the subject.

Besides Advani, the case involves some of the most senior leaders of the Sangh parivar, including Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP leaders Uma Bharti, Sadhvi Rithambaraand Vinay Katiyar, andVishwa Hindu Parishad's Ashok Singhal, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya and and Giriraj Kishore.

First Published: Sep 16, 2003 18:32 IST