Dump Liberhan report in Bay of Bengal, says BJP

Dump Liberhan report in Bay of Bengal, says BJP

New Delhi: The BJP and Shiv Sena on Thursday said the Liberhan report should be “thrown in the Bay of Bengal", as the Congress shot back in the Rajya Sabha saying the main Opposition party has done the nation a “shame" by its role in the demolition of Babri Masjid.

The debate which resumed, generated enough fireworks as BJP members clashed frequently, mainly with the Congress, even though the Left and SP too attacked the saffron party.

Pointing out factual mistakes in the report, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said the document should be “thrown in the Bay of Bengal. I don’t know why Parliament is wasting time on it ...the report is not worth reading".

It was like “digging a mountain and catching a mouse", Naidu said.

Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi said the report “should be thrown in a dustbin" and it should be inquired how Justice Liberhan prepared it.

Congress shot back, stating that the Opposition was trying to divert the core issue as to who demolished the mosque.

Describing the demolition as a “well-scripted exercise" by then UP chief minister Kalyan Singh, leaders of BJP and Sangh Parivar, HRD minister Kapil Sibal said the position taken by the party was a “national shame".

Vinay Katiyar, named in the report, was often seen clashing with Sibal forcing the chair to caution him.