The Supreme Court Wednesday dropped contempt charges against VHP leader Giriraj Kishore, who died after judgement on the issue was reserved, for allegedly making defamatory statement in 1994 on Ayodhya controversy.
Senior BJP leader Najma Heptulla Sunday said the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, part of the BJP`s core agenda, was "not a contentious issue" and it could be done as per the Allahabad High Court`s judgment.
Hours after Narendra Modi evoked Lord Ram at a public meeting in Faizabad, near Ayodhya, on Monday the Congress lashed out at the BJP saying the party is using such tactics for gaining cheap electoral gains.
Welcoming Centre`s decision to constitute a judicial commission to probe `snoopgate` issue, Union minister Beni Prasad Verma on Saturday demanded fast track courts to punish those guilty of demolishing disputed structure in Ayodhya and the post Godhra riots.
Bahujan Samaj Party has demanded the Election commission to ban BJP MLA and Muzaffarnagar riots accused Sangeet Som from campaigning in Faizabad and Ayodhya, saying that his presence will spark "communal disturbances" in the area.
Charges of rioting and promoting enmity between different groups in Ayodhya are among the 13 cases pending against firebrand BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, the party`s candidate for this Lok Sabha seat.
Referring to a sting operation on the demolition of Babri Mosque, Bhartiya Janta Party national president Rajnath Singh on Saturday alleged anti-BJP parties were conspiring to give elections a communal colour.
Senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday asked the political parties, especially BJP, to promise various concessions and schemes for Hindu community in their manifestos, apart from enactment of law to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
In a major breakthrough, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad arrested two suspected suicide bombers planning to launch suicide attacks during Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s rally.