Reacting to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's announcement to ensure uninterrupted power supply at nine prominent religious places in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party today questioned the non-inclusion of Ayodhya in the list.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Samajwadi Party Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday called up Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya shrine dispute, to enquire about his health and invited him to Delhi.
Days after Mohammed Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case denied to pursue it further, Muslim organisations have announced that it will mark the 22nd anniversary of Babri mosque demolition as a 'black day'.
On the eve of 22nd anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, the temple town has turned into a fortress with nearly 10,000 security personnel deployed amid calls by Muslim outfits to mark the day by hoisting black flags even as Hindu bodies seek to commemorate it.
Expressing unhappiness over the politicisation of the Babri case, Mohammad Hashim Ansari,who has been fighting the case since 1959, said that he doesn't want to pursue the matter any further and wants 'Ram Lalla' (infant Ram) to be free.