Mayawati slams centre over Liberhan Report

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Lucknow, Nov 25 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the Centre for adopting delaying tactics over the presentation of the Liberhan Commission Report on the Babri Mosque demolition case.

Addressing the media, a day after the tabling of the Liberhan Report in parliament, Mayawati said: "The Centre purposefully delayed the commission's inquiry. Because of that, the report came out 17 years after the incident."

She also expressed fears about the report facing the same fate as the Srikrishna Commission Report, which probed the 1993 Mumbai riots.

"The report will attain the same status of that of Justice Srikrishna Commission's report which was discarded by Congress government," Mayawati said.

She held both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) responsible for the report's leakage, and alleged that: "Both the Congress and the BJP wanted to divide the country on communal lines by selectively leaking this report in the media."

Mayawati also claimed that the Congress is trying to give itself a clean certificate through the Liberhan Commission Report.

Without naming former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Mayawati said: "By eyeing the votes of Hindus, the then Prime Minister opened the lock of the temple at the disputed site. Other wise it would not have been an issue at all."

Mayawati reiterated her government's commitment to obey the court orders on the Babri issue.

"My government is ready to obey the decision given by the judiciary on the issue of disputed land," she said.

She also accused former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his Samajwadi Party for misleading the Muslim community on the issue.

She also alleged that the Congress, the BJP and the SP played with the Ayodhya issue to gain power in the state. (ANI)

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