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NCP welcomes SC ruling in Ayodhya case

Mumbai: The NCP today welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case and demanded that BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti be sacked from the Cabinet.

“We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court. In the wake of it, Uma Bharti must be sacked from the (Union) ministry,” NCP national spokesperson Nawab Malik told PTI.

Top BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti will be tried for criminal conspiracy in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case as the SC today allowed the CBI plea to restore the charge against them.

The apex court, however, noted that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh enjoys Constitutional immunity and can be tried only after he ceases to hold the office. Kalyan Singh was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1992.

“Even Kalyan Singh has no moral right to continue on a constitutional position like that of a Governor and he must step down to face the charges,” said Malik.

—PTI

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