New Delhi: On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, Hindu Mahasabha highly praised former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi for his role in Ram Janmabhoomi issue. Mahasabha reminded Hindus that it was Rajiv Gandhi who played a major role in opening the lock of Ram Janmabhoomi (Babri Masjid).
Chief of Mahasabha Swami Chakrapani lauded Rajiv Gandhi at a time when Congress is slowly heading towards soft Hindutva.
Liberian Commission formed to look into the demolition of Babri masjid, itself mentioned the role of Rajiv Gandhi in changing Babri Masjid into Ram Janambhoomi. This was later confirmed by Congress key leader and former President Pranab Mukherjee in his book ‘The Turbulent Years: 1980-96’ in which he has written that an hour after the judgment of Azizabad magistrate on February 1, 1986, Rajiv Gandhi and Arun Nehru persuaded UP chief minister Bir Bahadur Singh to open the lock in 1986 and allowed religious rites to take place inside the disputed structure.