The BJP candidate from Bhopal, who is currently on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, had said that she was proud of Babri Masjid's demolition. In an interview to TV9, Thakur had bragged about climbing atop the Babri Masjid in 1992 to demolish it.
The development comes two days after Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi reconstituted the bench that was to hear the case — after one of the judges on the bench set up earlier this month, Justice U Lalit, recused from hearing it — and fixed January 29 to take up the matter.
Taking on Rahul Gandhi for his delayed visits to Amethi, Irani said that instead of tweeting from a room and delaying his visits to his constituency, Rahul should face things on the ground. She also added that people should stop calling Amethi the Congress bastion.
Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?