Terming the new “revelations” on Babri Masjid demolition as “serious matter”, senior AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Friday said the alleged role of Sangh Parivar in the destruction of the historical structure stands exposed.
“The truth, which emerges out of it is that a lot of very senior leaders of the entire Sangh Parivar were involved in a meticulous planning and conspiracy to demolish the Babri Masjid and the stand they are taking publicly and in court is totally to the contrary,” Bhushan told reporters here after witnessing the screening of “Operation Janmabhoomi” a sting operation carried out by Cobrapost which had recorded
interviews of some low rung leaders of BJP, VHP and Shiv Sena.
He said that that the timing of the sting operation was “irrelevant”.
The news portal Cobrapost claimed that the 1992 Babri Mosque demolition was an “act of planned sabotage” and not by a frenzied mob of Hindu outfits.
These low rung leaders claimed in the interview that the 1992 Babri Mosque demolition was carried out with precision by volunteers of Hindu outfits after going through intensive training and mock drills.
Bhushan wondering why the investigating agencies could not unearth what a lone journalist had found.
“This kind of investigation, by one journalist, was not done by a huge commission of inquiry and the whole team of CBI. The inquiry went on for 17 years and on which crores were spent,” Bhushan said.
“It raises very serious questions about what is happening in this country. What are the authorities doing? Particularly in the light of some evidence which has come, which shows that the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao was not only aware but he kind of awaited the demolition of the Masjid,” Bhushan said.
He added that the entire episode involved a conspiracy to plunge this country into communal conflict and derive political mileage out of it.
He, however, declined to comment when asked whether his party will use the sting operation as a poll issue.