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Babri Row: “BJP is with you” Amit Shah comforts Advani

Babri Row: “BJP is with you” Amit Shah comforts Advani

Amit Shah met Modi, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh and others at the PM’s residence. Demolition of mosque was not planned but a spontaneous act of agitating ‘Kar Sevaks’

New Delhi: Supreme Court says it would try Advani for ‘criminal conspiracy’ in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

BJP is with you,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah comforted LK Advani on Wednesday.

Amit Shah met Modi, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh and others at the PM’s residence yesterday to discuss the SC order.

Amit Shah also met Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, who then cancelled her planned visit to Ayodhya.

Top BJP leaders on Wednesday discussed the political and legal fallout of the Supreme Court verdict on the Babri mosque demolition.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and M. Venkaiah Naidu discussed for two hours at Modi’s residence. But a senior party leader played down the meeting’s significance, saying it had a number of issues, including the Kashmir crisis, on its agenda.

The meeting was held against the backdrop of the apex court verdict allowing the CBI to put Advani, 89, Murli Manohar Joshi, 83, and Uma Bharti, 57, on trial after restoring the criminal conspiracy charges against them. A senior leader insisted that it was a pre-scheduled meeting.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserted that BJP highly respects its leaders like Advani and Joshi. The party has held the position that the demolition of mosque was not planned but a spontaneous act of agitating ‘kar sevaks’ and there was no conspiracy behind its razing on December 6, 1992.