Felt sad for ordering firing on karsewaks in 1990, says Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam, who was the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, had ordered firing on karsewaks in Ayodhya in 1990 in which 16 people were killed.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:January 25, 2016 10:24 am
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About 25 years after the incident, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Sunday said he “felt sad” for ordering firing on ‘karsewaks’ in Ayodhya in 1990 but it was necessary to save the religious place.

Mulayam, who was the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, had ordered firing on karsewaks in Ayodhya in 1990 in which 16 people were killed.

“I feel sad for firing on Karsewaks but it was necessary to save the religious place (Babri Mosque),” Yadav said while addressing party workers at party headquarter here on occasion of birth anniversary of socialist leader Karpoori Thakur.

Mulayam said when the then Leader of Opposition Atal Bihari Vajpayee had mentioned the incident in Parliament, he had replied that it was necessary to order firing.

“He would have not considered his decision, if more lives would have gone to save the religious place,” he said, mentioning his replying in Parliament.

Addressing the party workers, Mulayam came down heavily on party ministers saying, “he knew what they were doing. If they (ministers) have to earn money they should quit politics and start business”.

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    Rajesh
    Jan 25, 2016 at 7:32 am
    Oh, so 25 years later, just before an election that is not looking that good for you, you suddenly feel bad about killing Hindus?? Shameless b****d.
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      nithish
      Jan 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm
      Its a great proverb every dog has its day and now this man is trying to act smart and get hindu sympathy when elections are nearing; but in reality he lost the game, hindus will kick him out this time
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        nithish
        Jan 25, 2016 at 11:58 am
        hindus will always be murdered by politicians like mulayam singh yadav as he knows they r quite tolerant, just guess what would have been his fate if he did this on Christians, muslims or sikh. its a pity that still many hindus are supporting him in UP
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          Raghu Panjala
          Jan 25, 2016 at 5:31 am
          You should have taken more lives to prevent the destruction of something thats our history. You are a ruler ,dont forgett it.
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            kamath Ramesh
            Jan 26, 2016 at 10:55 am
            If MSY feels it was wrong to order the firing which killed 16 kar sevaks, would he take punishment for himself? He is just saying this for ensuing election. He also warned his ministers to work for the people and not earn money. He must explain how he made so much money when he preaches to his party people. Now he is satisfied man with all kind of money floating around him wants nation to believe he is a saint. By telling this, he is acknowledging that his ministers are all corrupt and not interested in the social welfare.
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              RW911
              Jan 25, 2016 at 6:27 am
              I voted it up, somehow this ridiculous system shows it as a downvote. Crazy nefarious website.
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                Hari
                Jan 25, 2016 at 6:53 am
                Hindu voters should ensure defeat of Samajwadi party in UP embly elections when he obstructed in making Ram Temple. Such leader are thrown out of country for killing innocent people.
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                  Vinod Vinayak
                  Jan 25, 2016 at 7:39 am
                  its ok
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