Govt appeal against Babri verdict ploy to divert attention:BJP

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) BJP today alleged that thegovernment''s appeal against the high court order in the Babrimosque demolition case after "a long gap" is an attempt todivert people''s attention from burning issues like corruption,inflation and black money.

"A case which was dismissed long ago is now beingappealed in the Supreme Court by the CBI. The timing of theappeal shows that the Congress is making gross misuse of CBI.

It also shows the exasperation of the Congress as they are nowfacing the anger of the country on corruption, inflation andblack money," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

He alleged that CBI appealed after "a long time gap"since the case was dismissed by the Allahabad High Court.

"This is nothing but the worst form of politics. Thatis why people call CBI the Congress Bureau of Investigation.

We condemn this. When Congress is under pressure due to thenational outcry on important issues this has been done todivert attention from them," Javadekar said.

BJP maintained that it will "fight it out" in courtwhen the matter comes up for hearing.

Congress, however, dismissed the allegations and saidthat the same CBI gave clean chit to Gujarat Chief MinisterNarendra Modi in the former state home minister Harin Pandya''smurder case.

"It is convenient for them to blame CBI. But theyforget that it was the same CBI, which had given Narendra Modia clean chit in Pandya murder case during UPA regime at theCentre. Now when CBI action is going against them, they aretrying to malign the institution," party spokesperson ShakeelAhmed said.

"If the Opposition does not have faith in CBI, whydoes it make a demand for CBI inquiry in each and everyissue," he wondered.

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