We succeeded in maintaining peace post Ayodhya verdict: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said that his government was successful in maintaining peace in the state post Ayodhya verdict.

Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 21:04 PM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister,
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said that his government was
successful in maintaining peace in the state post Ayodhya
verdict.

"Our goal was to maintain peace at all costs and we
succeeded in this," Chouhan said.
"I am thankful to leaders of all political parties,
religious heads and the media that this period passed off
without a single incident in Madhya Pradesh," the Chief
Minister told reporters here.

He said that during this time, the administration had
worked fearlessly and without any sense of partiality towards
anyone.

"Our goal was to maintain peace at all costs and we
succeeded in this," the Chief Minister said.

Replying to a question, he said that the dismissal of
the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh in 1992 following the
demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992 was never at
the back of his mind while overseeing the security situation.
The Allahabad High Court had ruled on September 30 that
the 2.77 acre disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into three
parts among Hindus and Muslims and held that the place where
the makeshift temple of Lord Rama currently exists belongs to
Hindus.

PTI