Almost a month after the Supreme Court restored the criminal conspiracy charges against many senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders like Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others, some of them will surrender in special CBI court in Lucknow, reported news agency ANI. As per the agency, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Champat Rai, BL Sharma, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das and Dharamdas reached the Special CBI court in Lucknow on Saturday afternoon to surrender. They were later granted bail by the court.
Earlier, responding to SC’s decision Union Minister Uma Bharti had refused any conspiracy by saying there is no question of it as everything was done openly. She added that her thoughts, words and actions were same and there were no bad intentions behind it so how can it be called a conspiracy. Uma Bharti stuck to the fact she wants the Ram temple to be constructed in Ayodhya and will do everything to make it possible.
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Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had said that his government will support the Supreme Court to resolve the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue. Commenting on the issue, Adityanath said, all parties must sit together and talks are the only way to go forward, according to report. Earlier, Adityanath had welcomed the apex court’s suggestion of an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute and said aggrieved parties must sit together to resolve it. Terming the SC’s observation as a solid one, Adityanath said: “it is a welcome step.”
“We welcome this and both sides should sit to resolve the differences and find a way out. Whatever cooperation they required from the state government, we will do that,” the chief minister, a saint himself, told reporters outside the Parliament. The construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya had also featured in the BJP’s manifesto for UP. The BJP also welcomed the apex court’s observation and said all aggrieved parties should keep in mind the matter’s sensitivity while discussing it.