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I had nothing to do with Babri demolition: Vaghela

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 00:00

Ahmedabad: Former BJP leader and Congressman
Shankersinh Vaghela, whose name figures in the Liberhan
Commission report, today denied having played any role in the
Babri demolition or the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.

According to the former Chief Minister, he was not
present at the venue when the mosque was demolished on
December 6, 1992, and said and he never participated in any
manner in the movement which culminated into the razing of the
medieval era structure at Ayodhya.

Vaghela, who parted ways with BJP in 1996, is now a
senior Congress leader in Gujarat and was Textiles Minister in
the first UPA Government.

"I have not seen the report but I heard that my name is
there. Since I was with BJP then, my name has been dragged
into the issue," he said, adding, "I had nothing to do with
the issue at all."

Vaghela said he never appeared before the one-man inquiry
panel, which also did not call him for deposition.


First Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 00:00
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