Fix responsibility for Liberhan report leak: BJP

November 24th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Attacking the government over “leakage” of the Liberhan Commission report, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded that responsibility should be fixed for the “lapse” and a joint parliamentary panel should probe into it.
Party president Rajnath Singh, speaking to reporters outside parliament, said: “The home minister should take moral responsibility for the leakage. The lapse should be probed and its report given to parliament before the conclusion of the winter session.”

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi demanded a joint parliamentary probe into the leakage of the commission report in the media.

He said Home Minister P. Chidambaram had asserted that there were only two copies of the report, one with the government and the other with Justice Liberhan, who probed the Babri mosque demolition. “How did leakage take place?” he asked.

Joshi said the main issue of contention was how the Liberhan report was leaked. “We want the government and the home minister to take moral responsibility for this. We want that a joint parliamentary committee should be set up to probe how the report was leaked.”

On the issue of construction of a Ram temple, Joshi said his party had always supported the movement. “As far as the Ayodhya issue goes, a grand temple should be constructed there. That has always been our stand,” he said.

The Liberhan panel report, which was tabled in parliament Tuesday, has indicted members of the Sangh Parivar for demolition of the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya. The incident triggered communal riots across the country.

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