Former Lawmaker Claims He Instigated Mobs To Pull Down Babri Masjid
Lucknow: As the Supreme Court revived the criminal charges against senior leaders LK Advani, MM Joshi, in the 25-year-old Babri Masjid demolition case, former BJP lawmaker Ram Vilas Vedanti remarked, out of the blue, that Advani had no role in the incident.
“I brought it down and saw that it went down,” He spoke to the media on Friday.
He claimed that he was the one who provoked thousands of volunteers who gathered near the masjid on December 6, 1992.
“It was neither Advani nor other senior BJP leaders,” he added.
The former BJP lawmaker from Pratapgarh in UP said that he along with Ashok Singhal and Mahant Avaidyanth encouraged VHP activists to see that the structure is demolished. His name was amongst the 13 people accused by CBI in the conspiracy to commit the crime.
The senior leaders Advani, MM Joshi and others would face trial at Lucknow special court.
He claimed that it was he who gave the slogan ‘Ek dhakka aur do.. Babri Masjid tod do,‘ while Advani and Vijayaraje Scindia were trying to calm the Kar Sevaks.