Everyone was in dark about Babri demolition: UMA

May 04, 2009, 12:19 IST | Agencies

After former BJP leader Kalyan Singh's claim that he was kept in the dark about the Babri Masjid demolition, another temple movement leader Uma Bharti said that everyone was in the dark about the demolition.

"...In fact, everyone was in the dark about the demolition except those who did it. We still don't know who did it," she said. When asked about Kalyan's claim that he in particular was kept in dark, Uma said she was not aware of it. "I don't know anything about it. L K Advani and H V Sheshadri of RSS have also said this (that they were not aware that the mosque will be demolished)," she added.

The Bharatiya Jan Shakti leader claimed that people who demolished the mosque are yet to be identified. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh on Saturday had claimed that he was misled by two BJP leaders and was not told that the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 had been planned well in advance.

It was on the assurance of the two BJP leaders, whom he did not name, that he gave an affidavit in the Supreme Court promising to ensure the security of the 16th century Mughal period monument, Singh said. He said he was given to understand that a symbolic "kar seva" would be performed for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.

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