Stop making nonsensical statements, BJP tells Digvijay

BJP today attacked Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his statement that it should "realise 2010 is not 1992" and practice restraint, saying he should not make "irresponsible comments" and stay within limits of propriety.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 20:08 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP today attacked Congress
leader Digvijay Singh for his statement that it should
"realise 2010 is not 1992" and practice restraint, saying he
should not make "irresponsible comments" and stay within
limits of propriety.

"On the one hand, the government appeals for peace (after
the Ayodhya verdict) and on the other hand, some Congress
leaders like Digvijay Singh make sympathetic statements on
Naxals and have been in the news for favouring terrorists,"
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

The Lok Sabha MP alleged that at times even the Congress
finds it difficult to "rein in" Singh and warned that he
should not make comments which lead to a "breach of peace".

"He has held a responsible post once. Though that was a
long time ago, he should not go beyond the limits of propriety
after leaving office," Hussain said, referring to Singh`s
tenure as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Singh had said yesterday that the BJP should realise that
2010 was not 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished and
asked the party to "restrain" its cadre.

"I hope BJP would realise that 2010 is not 1992...They
should restrain their cadres from indulging in violence,"
Singh, who is AICC General Secretary in-charge of Uttar
Pradesh, had said.

He had also charged senior BJP leader L K Advani of
"vitiating the communal atmosphere" of the country in 1992 and
alleged that he has again brought up the issue of Ram temple
in his statement in Somnath which "he did not do when he was
the Home Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister of the
country".

"BJP`s relationship with Ram is limited to elections.
What was BJP doing (for Ram temple) when it was in power. They
have only tried to use the issue politically," Singh had said.

Hussain was reacting to this statement today. He appealed
to the people to maintain peace and harmony and said his party
had always respected court verdicts.

"People should hear the verdict with patience and accept
it with patience," he said

The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court will come out
with its judgement on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title
suit tomorrow.

"Singh should stop making nonsensical statements.... He
had bowled many no-balls in the past. He should play a fair
game now," Hussain said.

PTI