Chattisgarh CM rejects Liberhan Commission report
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 23:43
Varanasi: Rejecting the Liberhan Commission report indicting senior BJP leaders in the demolition of Babri Masjid, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has termed it as nothing but a collection of newspaper clippings brought out with a political motive 17 years after the incident.

"No one, not even Justice M S Liberhan, visited Ayodhya during the 17-year period and the report is based on newspaper clipplings and statements of politicians and others," Singh told reporters here yesterday.

Calling the report "meaningless" as it was inordinately delayed, the BJP leader alleged that it was leaked with "political motive" since the people in power were out to use it for political gains.

Asked about recurring incidents of naxal violence in his state, the Chhattisgarh CM welcomed the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister but dubbed them as "too little too late".

Noting that the naxal problem was not a local issue unique to his state, he said that about 144 districts in the country were in its grip.

Calling for an integrated programme to check the menace, he said the state government on its part has set up a Jungle Warfare Academy on the lines of Andhra Pradesh to train commandos to fight Naxals.

Singh was here to attend the concluding function of centenary year celebrations of Udai Pratap College which was also attended by society chairman and former chief justice of India (CJI) Justice K N Singh and Chairman of centenary Celebrations Committee and former vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Prof Panjab Singh.


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 23:43

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