Accusing BJP of raking up Ayodhya issue in a bid to gain political mileage,SP said on Wednesday it had never given a clean chit to former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh on the Babri demolition issue and blamed the Congress for being “equally responsible” for it.
“The SP never gave a clean chit to Kalyan on Babri Mosque demolition. But the fact is that the Congress is equally responsible for the mishap,as its government was at the Centre when the Babri mosque was demolished,” Singh told reporters in Lucknow.
“There is no need to give a clarification. Kalyan had already taken moral responsibility of the demolition. He has a change of heart and has vowed to keep BJP at bay. We welcome his decision,” he said.
Singh said that Kalyan has extended unconditional support to the SP in its tirade against communal forces.
“Kalyan had joined Mulayam Singh to defeat fundamentalist forces. What is the problem in this? I will advise Advaniji to follow the same path,” he said. He accused the opposition parties for raking up the Ayodhya issue for political gains.
“The Congress vowed to re-construct the temple. BJP said that it will construct a temple,but what they have done so far,nothing. Congress is still in power,why it is not constructing the mosque,” he asked.
Singh said that Mulayam Singh had also advocated either for an amicable solution or a settlement by the court. On the Congress’ plan to field filmstar Govinda from Lucknow against Sanjay Dutt,he said that there is enough brotherhood in the film industry and actors will never contest against each other.
“Even Sunil Duttji,who was a dedicated worker of the Congress,once refused to campaign against Jaya Prada,” he claimed.
Rubbishing reports of Sanjay Dutt’s inclination towards the BJP,he said that the actor has only expressed his respect for Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“Sanjay respects Vajpayee because of his seniority in politics. For him Atalji is like a father,but that does not mean he is inclined towards BJP,” he added.