Cong Creating Communal Polarisation: BJP on Babri

New Delhi
Cong Creating Communal Polarisation: BJP on Babri
BJP today accused the Congress of indulging in "communal polarisation" on Babri Masjid issue after CBI challenged in the Supreme Court the Allahabad High Court order that dropped conspiracy charge against senior leader L K Advani in the demolition case.

"Congress should not play politics over a matter which is in the courts. It is indulging in communal polarisation and trying to break the unity between the two communities. Congress has always believed in ruling through a policy of divide and rule," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

The CBI moved the Supreme Court today challenging an Allahabad High Court order that dropped charges of criminal conspiracy against top BJP leaders including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

In its appeal, the agency said that the High Court had not come to the right conclusion and the charges of criminal conspiracy should be restored against them.

The High Court had on May 20 last year dismissed the CBI plea seeking revival of criminal conspiracy charges against top BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders which also included Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Vinay Katiyar, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Sadhvi Rithambara and Mahant Avaidya Nath.

Hussain said BJP would not allow the designs of the Congress to succeed and would also fight against "misuse" of the investigating agencies.

Congress, however, dismissed the criticism and reminded the BJP about the murder case of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya in 2003.

"Since they are accusing CBI it is just to remind you that when Haren Pandya was murdered, there were allegations also on Gujarat Chief Minister but the same CBI did not make any case against him. Should we say that CBI had then become BJP bureau of investigation? Nobody should try to kill the dignity of any institution," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said at the AICC briefing.
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