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Cong indulging in communal polarisation, says BJP

Source: PTI
February 18, 2011 21:11 IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party accused the Congress of indulging in "communal polarisation" on the Babri Masjid issue after the Central Bureau of Investigation challenged in the Supreme Court the Allahabad High Court order that dropped conspiracy charge against senior leader L K Advani in the demolition case.

"The Congress should not play politics over a matter which is in the courts. It is indulging in communal polarisation and trying to break the unity between the two communities. Congress has always believed in ruling through a policy of divide and rule," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

The CBI moved the Supreme Court challenging an Allahabad High Court order that dropped

charges of criminal conspiracy against top BJP leaders including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

In its appeal, the agency said that the High Court had not come to the right conclusion and the charges of criminal conspiracy should be restored against them.

The high court had dismissed the CBI plea seeking revival of criminal conspiracy charges against top BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders which also included Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore, Vinay Katiyar, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Sadhvi Rithambara and Mahant Avaidya Nath.

Hussain said BJP would not allow the designs of the Congress to succeed and would also fight against "misuse" of the investigating agencies.

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