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.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

First Published on: April 20, 2017 12:14 pm
  1. L
    lalan
    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.
    Reply
    1. L
      lalan
      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.
      Reply
      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 ???
        Reply
        1. S
          Sanjeev
          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.
          Reply
          1. V
            Vidhu
            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.
            Reply
            1. K
              kempu
              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).
              Reply
              1. J
                Janma
                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.
                Reply
                1. N
                  Nagar
                  Apr 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm
                  Or is India sowing the seeds of a Hindu Rastra?
                  Reply
                  1. K
                    kempu
                    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) ?
                    Reply
                  2. V
                    Vilas Apte
                    Apr 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm
                    What is the sense in har ing a 84 year old man, his other colleague Joshi too is nearly 80. If the courts were silent for 25 years, why now they are opening up towards injustice. What Lalu & Katiyar have stated looks to have substance, because CBI is a spineless organization, bowing to the wishes of the country's top leader. Advani has to pay for his arrogance when he walked out of the party's 2013 conclave at Goa, where the party's leader for 2014 general election was being held.
                    Reply
                    1. I
                      Ivan
                      Apr 20, 2017 at 4:51 pm
                      Mr Advani should be allowed to retire in peace. The structure was unused for centuries. Maybe things got out of hand, but if not then another day that building would have been taken down, That river had to be crossed. (And no one was killed.) There was perhaps an agreement to take down the building, but there was no conspiracy to create problems between communities. In this it is as the BJP supporters maintain it was the overreaction of the Muslims that led to the communal riots. I hold no brief for rioters and killers, but the complete tone deafness of the Muslim leaders as to the importance of Ayodhya to many Hindus, pla right into the hands of the RSS.
                      Reply
                      1. V
                        vish
                        Apr 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm
                        We Indians take freedom of speech to a limit where no argument can be made,if Law takes its own course then also there is a problem and if Law does not act then also .People have loud mouth and wisdom to criticize each and every move so let them do that .I only pray to God that Indians will at least get some wisdom now so that we don't come again under foreigners rule .
                        Reply
                        1. M
                          madhav
                          Apr 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm
                          Another calculated move to tie down dissidents. Now they can not and will not be allowed to contest for in the presidential elections. Voice of every dissidents will be suppressed
                          Reply
                          1. A
                            arvij
                            Apr 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm
                            Another Indian conspiracy theorist, typical delusional Indian siding with convicted fraudster masquerading as "Neta"/politician, looting for his siblings, cl 8 educated ministers' financial security !
                            Reply
                            1. M
                              mumbikar
                              Apr 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm
                              caged parrots have never done they job under the oath they have taken, its about time the SC dissolved the CBI !!!! Modi is first and foremost the dirtiest/ biggest hypocrite and worlds best liar PM our country has ever had !!! the world has now realized it !!! hence no more invitation for foreign visits !!
                              Reply
                              1. D
                                Dr.Damodar Biswal
                                Apr 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm
                                Do u mean to say that people of the country r fools,sir? If Modi is a hypocrite n a liar how did he get votes in UP n other states in the last embly elections?Kindly give up ur biased at ude.
                                Reply
                                1. A
                                  ABC
                                  Apr 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm
                                  Yes Mr.Vet.
                                2. H
                                  Henri
                                  Apr 20, 2017 at 6:43 pm
                                  Cry till you go mad.
                                  Reply
                                3. R
                                  rajesh patel
                                  Apr 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm
                                  Lalu and Katiyar are the most horrible people of this country by casting aspersions on the apex court. ye dono bhi Dogvijay Singh ki tarah bhokun hai -- matlab ki .
                                  Reply
                                  1. H
                                    Harry
                                    Apr 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm
                                    No this is last battle by Secus to derail Hindutva. These judges are Indira's committed judges, who then seized power during weak government to choose jusges disregarding electorate. Judges are to serve people ,not the other way around.
                                    Reply
                                  2. S
                                    satender Kumar
                                    Apr 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm
                                    Such words spoken either by Lalu Ji or Vinay Katiyar Ji show that they do not any faith and respect for Indian Judiciary and that there is only Jungle Raj.
                                    Reply
                                    1. S
                                      Shailendra
                                      Apr 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm
                                      In 15 years judiciary was not able to find if Salman or his driver or a ghost was driving the car.
                                      Reply
                                      1. H
                                        Harry
                                        Apr 20, 2017 at 4:24 pm
                                        They are justified. here I see conspiracy by minority and Bengalis. The judges Nariman, son of Felis Nariman a known anti- Hindutva, and Ghose, a Mamata Bengali, conspired by first asking CBI to enter conspiracy charge thrown out by court earlier and presiding over judgement. So real conspirators are Felis & Rohinton Nariman & Ghose.
                                        Reply
                                      2. S
                                        Sultan
                                        Apr 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm
                                        Long Live Laaluji, We want to see you as our PM. Hail Laalu, FEKU ko pakdo. jab bhi koi Modi ka bhashan sunu mera dil deewana bole FEKU FEKU FEKU, FEKU FEKU FEKU, hawa me udthi jaaye teri khaaki chaddi polyster ki ho ho oo oo
                                        Reply
                                        1. V
                                          vinod
                                          Apr 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm
                                          your language is like your name mashallah
                                          Reply
                                          1. H
                                            Harry
                                            Apr 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm
                                            Samjhota Express is awaiting for you.
                                            Reply
                                          2. T
                                            Tushar
                                            Apr 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm
                                            It's expected from modi since his Own organization man RSS leader Mohan bhagwath is named among the presidential candidate list 😀 ... Modis games are always exposed .. He shudnt hve forgotten that even though the party BJP had came to the track through violence it was LK Advani and teams effort wot kade them po r and made him sit on the P M seat
                                            Reply
                                            1. Q
                                              qasim
                                              Apr 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm
                                              Vinat ka yar shame on u. U r blaming the most po r leader of the country. U demolished the mosque along with others. So pls face the trial dont blame others.
                                              Reply
                                              1. J
                                                Joykutty Cherian
                                                Apr 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm
                                                There is ground in the statement of Lalu. Modiji may have more loyal person in his mind for Presidential election. More over, Modi does not want this 'old-lot' in the picture any more.
                                                Reply
                                                1. R
                                                  Roby Mani
                                                  Apr 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                                                  There is truth in what lalu says. This is a ploy used by Modi to remove Advani from being considered for the Presidents post. Further the date fixed by Supreme Court for delivering the final judgement also leaves room for doubt, as it coincides with the date for 2019 elections.
                                                  Reply
                                                  1. Load More Comments