Congress also responsible for Babri demolition: Lalu PrasadApril 18th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Saturday stunned everyone by saying that the Congress was as responsible as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 as it had failed to protect the mosque.
After blaming the BJP and its senior leader L.K. Advani for demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad said that the Congress was also responsible for the razing of the 16th century mosque.
“The BJP and its leader L.K. Advani, who is dreaming of becoming the next prime minister, were mainly responsible for demolition of the mosque, but the Congress cannot escape for its failure to protect it,” he told reporters here.
The RJD chief had told an election meeting in Darbhanga constituency Friday that the Congress was also responsible for demolition of the mosque along with the BJP.
He told newspersons here Saturday that if the Congress had wanted, it could have prevented the mosque’s demolition.
The RJD supreme’s remarks are seen as a bid to woo Muslim voters ahead of the second phase of polls April 23.
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