Govt appeal against Babri verdict ploy to divert attention: BJP

BJP on Saturday alleged that the government`s appeal against the high court order in the Babri mosque demolition case after "a long gap" is an attempt to divert people`s attention.

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2011, 22:24 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Saturday alleged that the
government`s appeal against the high court order in the Babri
mosque demolition case after "a long gap" is an attempt to
divert people`s attention from burning issues like corruption,
inflation and black money.

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

It also shows the exasperation of the Congress as they are now
facing the anger of the country on corruption, inflation and
black 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. That
is why people call CBI the Congress Bureau of Investigation.

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

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

Congress, however, dismissed the allegations and said
that the same CBI gave clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi in the former state home minister Harin Pandya`s
murder case.

"It is convenient for them to blame CBI. But they
forget that it was the same CBI, which had given Narendra Modi
a clean chit in Pandya murder case during UPA regime at the
Centre. Now when CBI action is going against them, they are
trying to malign the institution," party spokesperson Shakeel
Ahmed said.

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

PTI