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BJP lashes out at Karuna for raking up Babri Masjid demolition

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Karunanidhi condemned the Indian government for taking an inhumane decision. (Express Archive) DMK chief M Karunanidhi . (Express Archive)

Hitting out at DMK chief M Karunanidhi for raking up the Babri mosque demolition, BJP on Friday demanded to know why he had not spoken about it when his party was part of its led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

“People very well know that DMK had aligned with BJP only after the demolition of that controversial structure and had
faced elections (together) in an alliance,” party state president Pon.Radhakrishnan said.

He said there was an “ulterior motive” in Karunanidhi’s comments, made during an election speech in Puducherry on
Thursday, that riots ensued following the demolition of the mosque.

“When he was in BJP alliance, Karunanidhi had not madeany such criticism and his calling BJP communal smacks of
opportunism,” he said.

Karunanidhi had said what happened at Babri mosque should not recur in other parts, asking the electorate to take a
decision that would be necessary and appropriate not only for the present generation but also for their posterity.

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