Lalu’s Modi-conspired-against-Advani remark may have truth: Vinay Katiyar

The RJD chief said CBI, the prosecuting agency in the case, is under the Prime Minister's "control".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Babri masjid, babri masjid demolition case, SC Babri masjid, Vinay Katiyar, Vinay katiyar Babri Masjid, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Lalu Yadav Babri masjid, LK Advani, Narendra Modi, PM Modi, LK Advani babri Masjid, Vinay Katiyar lalu prasad, Babri masjid news, india news, indian express news “Maybe his (Lalu’s) statement has truth to it, don’t know,” Vinay Katiyar told ANI on Thursday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav/File)

Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Katiyar has said there could be “truth” in Lalu Yadav’s allegation that revival of trial against LK Advani in the Babri demolition case is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “conspiracy” to oust the veteran BJP leader from Presidential race.

“Maybe his (Lalu’s) statement has truth to it, don’t know,” Katiyar told ANI on Thursday.

Even as the RJD chief welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to reopen the Babri case, he said CBI, the prosecuting agency in the case, is under the Prime Minister’s “control”. “It is well known that the CBI does what the government desires,” the RJD chief said.

Allowing the CBI plea, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put Advani, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi and cabinet minister Uma Bharti on a joint trial with ‘kar sevaks’ in the 1992 case under various charges, including criminal conspiracy to pull down the disputed structure.

Reacting to the SC order, Katiyar, according to CNN-News 18, had said the charges against the BJP leaders were baseless while asking why should they resign from their positions.

Along with Advani, Joshi and Bharti, Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambhara and VHP leader Vishnu Hari Dalmia are accused of allegedly instigating the crowd to demolish the structure through their speeches. They are being tried under IPC sections 153-A and 153-B, 147, 149 and 505. Two other accused in the case, Acharya Giriraj Kishore and Ashok Singhal, have died in July 2014 and November 2015, respectively.

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  1. L
    Apr 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm
    If the once powerful MP is to be believed then, sympathy is with aged Leader. From being the mani tor, he has been reduced to being mani ted for greater goals of his prodigy. He must be wishing that he never single-handedly brought up the party and the prodigy.
    1. L
      Apr 21, 2017 at 9:29 pm
      From the narrative of the Photo-journalist, a well planned operation by well trained personnel under expert supervision.
      1. C
        Chakraborty N
        Apr 20, 2017 at 11:09 pm
        Demolition is a stand alone matter. Wasn't Jayalalitha involved in corruption !!! Supreme Court decision came after 20 years. Babri happened in 1992 and decision of Apex Court is coming 25 years later. What is so surprising in this ???
        1. S
          Apr 20, 2017 at 10:56 pm
          Lalu is indulging in bickering. Advani, a person with criminal bacground is anyway not fit to be nominated for post of President.
          1. V
            Apr 20, 2017 at 10:43 pm
            Apex Court works under consti tution and as per Law. This situation had to come sooner or later. What happened in 1992 was illegal and unconsti tutional. Just like what happened in Gujarat in 2002 was. What PM, then CM, had to do with conviction of Kodnani !!! Law is taking it's own course.
            1. K
              Apr 20, 2017 at 9:22 pm
              Mr Vinay Katiyar's endor t of Mr Lalu Yadav's observation (regarding Mr Modi's "conspiracy") has great significance. The "conspiracy" isn't just about denying the presidential ticket to Mr Advani. It may be recalled that Mr Advani, not so long ago -- that is, after Modi ji occupied the PM's post in Delhi -- cautioned the nation that the risk of another Emergency rule was still present. . . Is Modi ji now kicking off the ladder -- that is, abandoning the veterans of his own party -- on which he climbed to the top post, & preparing himself for the leadership/dictatorship of his "Hindu rashtra" ? As Prof Gopalkrishna hi has pointed out, Modi ji is a master of "mani tive politics" (THE HINDU/Letters/March 2, 2017).
            2. J
              Apr 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm
              Either you move out of my way by becoming President or else . It has nothing to do with Babri or Janmabhoomi .they are jus bargaining chips on the desk.
              1. N
                Apr 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm
                Or is India sowing the seeds of a Hindu Rastra?
                1. K
                  Apr 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm
                  Or, a bit more precisely : "Is Modi ji sowing the seeds of fascist "Hindu" dictatorship -- with the help of billionaires led by Mukesh Ambani, who have become richer by Rs 1.28 lakh crore in fiscal 2017 (THE HINDU/Apr 3) ?
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