VHP president Ashok Singhal expressed his anguish over the arrests of VHP leaders, and activists and slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for stopping the yatra claiming that the saints have the right to go to Ayodhya.
BSP on Monday charged Mulayam Singh Yadav with playing "cheap politics" over the VHP`s yatra, and alleged that the SP chief was not averse to vitiate atmosphere of UP to fulfil his ambition of becoming prime minister.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at the ruling Congress and the Samajwadi Party for imposing restrictions on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) from going ahead with its `Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra in Ayodhya.
An organisation of Muslim academicians of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday condemned the Samajwadi Party government`s ban on VHP`s 84 kosi yatra and demanded release of those arrested in its connection.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad`s (VHP) controversial Ayodhya yatra and subsequent developments paralysed Parliament on Monday with BJP and Samajwadi party (SP) members creating uproar leading to adjournment of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha twice before noon.
A cat-and-mouse game was on Sunday played out in the holy city as VHP leaders sneaked out from hideouts to start their yatra defying a ban and tried to dodge the security personnel who were in hot pursuit.