Babri case: Ready to sacrifice life for construction of Ram temple, says Uma Bharti

19 April 2017, 03:51 PM
Uma Bharti (File photo)
Uma Bharti (File photo)

After the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed CBI’s appeal challenging withdrawal of criminal conspiracy charges against senior BJP leaders including Uma Bharti, it is expected that she may lose her cabinet post.

Following that, Uma Bharti in a press conference said that she is ready to sacrifice her life for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

"Grand Ram temple in Ayodhya is my dream. Ready to go to prison or be hanged for India and Ram Mandir," the senior BJPleader told reporters in New Delhi.

She said she will go to Ayodhya tonight and visit the makeshift temple to seek Ram Lalla's blessings. Asserting she was "proud, unapologetic" and does not repent her role in the Ram Janmabhoomi campaign, Bharti said she is ready to face whatever punishments come her way as she fights for the construction of Ram temple.

The Water Resources Minister was speaking after the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the CBI's plea seeking trail under "conspiracy" charges against BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and her in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. She dismissed the conspiracy charges.

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"There was no conspiracy. Everything was in the open. I took part in Ram temple campaign with pride and confidence. Ihad given up the post of Chief Minister for the sake of the tri-colour. "I will do whatever it takes to see the Ram temple is constructed...Ram temple will be built, koi maai ka laal userok nahi sakta (no one has the power to stop it from being built)," Bharti said, adding she was present at the mosquesite on December 6, 1992.

The Babri mosque was demolished on the day by a rampaging mob. On the Congress party, Bharti said she will not reply to any of its allegations on the issue. "Sonia Gandhi was at Rajiv Gandhi's home when the 1984 Sikh riots happened. Does this mean Soniaji was part of conspiracy?" she asked. 

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First Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 03:45 PM
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