New Delhi, Nov 27: VHP chief Ashok Singhal has claimed that senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee was involved in the Ram Janma Bhoomi movement which led to the Babri Mosque demolition.
Speaking to reporters here, Singhal said, "Ataljee was also involved in the movement. He had been also arrested. I won't say that he was not involved. He had been arrested in Lucknow."
He was responding when asked to comment on the Liberhan Commission report indicting 68 persons including Vajpayee for the Babri Mosque demolition.
He said the movement was the "movement of saints" but it is being given a political shape which is "absolutely" wrong. "I want to make it clear that it was a movement of saints who guided it and will continue to do it in future."
The VHP leader said that VHP wants a "permanent and stable" bond of love between Hindus and Muslims.
"If they want peace in India, a law has to be formulated so that these temples can be constructed," Singhal said.