New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday pronounced the verdict on whether to restore conspiracy charges against senior BJP leaders including LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
Sources told CNN-News18 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a BJP core group meeting in the evening to discuss the situation in Kashmir and the Babri Masjid verdict.
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Apr 19, 2017 3:30 pm (IST)
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Apr 19, 2017 3:15 pm (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a BJP core group meeting today evening to discuss situation in Kashmir and Babri verdict. Info: Marya Shakil
Apr 19, 2017 3:03 pm (IST)
Apr 19, 2017 2:42 pm (IST)
Arun Jaitley: This matter is on since 1992, the status remains the same. There have been ministers, deputy PMs, if chargesheet was the rule just seem how many Congress ministers were there in the same situation. SC verdict is clear.
Apr 19, 2017 2:35 pm (IST)
BJP: will study in detail the Supreme Court's verdict before offering comments.
Apr 19, 2017 2:32 pm (IST)
We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court. In the wake of it, Uma Bharti must be sacked from the (Union) ministry: NCP national spokesperson Nawab Malik
Apr 19, 2017 2:31 pm (IST)
NCP welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling and demanded that BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti be sacked from the Cabinet.
Apr 19, 2017 2:22 pm (IST)
Asaduddin Owaisi: Gandhi's killers where convicted, hanged & Babri accused have been made Union Ministers,conferred Padma Vibhushan ,justice system moves slowly.
Apr 19, 2017 2:00 pm (IST)
Earlier, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had said, “The Supreme Court has spoken. Let law of the land take its own course without fear or favour. Let justice be done and guilty punished.”
Apr 19, 2017 1:48 pm (IST)
Uma Bharti: Whether trial gets over in 2 years or 2 hours, I am ready to face it
Apr 19, 2017 1:45 pm (IST)
Uma Bharti: I am ready to be hanged
Apr 19, 2017 1:44 pm (IST)
Uma Bharti: I have not spoken to anyone since he court’s verdict. I want to give message that ram temple should be built
Apr 19, 2017 1:43 pm (IST)
Uma Bharti: Congress has no moral right to ask for my resignation. I resigned at the time of tiranga controversy because charges was proven
Apr 19, 2017 1:41 pm (IST)
Uma Bharti: I am going to Ayodhya today. I will not react on congress allegations and demands that I resign. Who are they to say anything? They imposed the emergency, they forcefully sterilised Muslims. The party was responsible for the 1984 riots
Apr 19, 2017 1:37 pm (IST)
Uma Bharti: Aim was clear that we have to build the Ram Temple. It is because of the Ram Temple issue we are in the power. I am ready to face any judgment
Apr 19, 2017 1:35 pm (IST)
Uma Bharati: There was no conbspiracy. Everything was open.My act and intention was same. I participated in Ram Mandir movement
Apr 19, 2017 1:32 pm (IST)
Ravishankar Prasad, Union minister: Will examine the judgment and take appropriate steps. Haven't got full details right now. It’s not a setback for the party
Apr 19, 2017 1:27 pm (IST)
Kapil Sibal: Can't expect BJP to be above values
Apr 19, 2017 1:16 pm (IST)
Apr 19, 2017 1:07 pm (IST)
Azam Khan, SP leader: The government, AG gave wrong statements in SC. This is such a big decision that it can stop the nation to get divided. It’s a historical judgment
Apr 19, 2017 12:48 pm (IST)
Apr 19, 2017 12:46 pm (IST)
Uma Bharti to meet the press at 1.30 PM
Apr 19, 2017 12:39 pm (IST)
Sources close to Uma Bharti to CNN-News18: There is no question of resignation. Her position on Ram Mandir is very clear. She is committed to the cause and ready to face any trial.
Apr 19, 2017 12:32 pm (IST)
Lalu Prasad Yadav, RJD chief: CBI told SC this hearing should continue. BJP was trying to make Advani Ji rashtrapati, it’s a conspiracy that he should not become President. CBI is under the Modi government
Apr 19, 2017 12:20 pm (IST)
Smriti Irani, BJP: Since I was with workers and as I am a cabinet minister now, I cannot speak on this. It would be improper to speak on a judicial activity.
Apr 19, 2017 12:11 pm (IST)
We are happy with SC order. Hope justice will now be done in the crime of demolition. Inclusion of section 120 B IPC makes the case more stronge. Now the accused will also be tried for the actual demolition. Most of the witnesses have recorded their statement, now the trial will gain pace. We hope that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh plays no obstacle in the trial and co-operates with CBI in ensuring the witnesses are produced in time: Zafaryab Jilani
Apr 19, 2017 12:10 pm (IST)
Zafaryab Jilani, convenor, Babri Masjid Action Committee: Punish all BJP leaders found guilty in the case
Apr 19, 2017 12:01 pm (IST)
Sanjay Rout, Shiv Sena – The government should withdraw all the chargesheets in the matter. I am sad that it is still considered a conspiracy, for me it was for national development
Apr 19, 2017 11:51 am (IST)
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Apr 19, 2017 11:31 am (IST)
Kailash Vijayvargiya on Uma Bharti: We will discuss the issue, but I don't think the charges are such that we need to take action against our leaders
Apr 19, 2017 11:29 am (IST)
Utkarsh Anand, legal expert - there will definitely be a demand of resignations in such serious allegations
Apr 19, 2017 11:18 am (IST)
Shaina NC, BJP: Ram Temple will be built only by consensus and or court order - we need to move beyond politics on Ram Mandir.
Apr 19, 2017 11:17 am (IST)
Vinay Katiyar: Leaders were in no way involved in any conspiracy, ready to go to jail for Ram Mandir. Why should leaders like Uma Bharti resign? These are all baseless charges. Opposition has no issue, it is wiped out.
Apr 19, 2017 11:12 am (IST)
Vinay Katiyar to CNN-News18: We want Ram Mandir to be built soon, we are willing to go to jail
Apr 19, 2017 11:11 am (IST)
Apart from Advani and Bharati, other important leaders accused in the are MM Joshi and Vinay Katiyar
Apr 19, 2017 11:10 am (IST)
GVL Narasimha Rao, BJP - I want Congress to know that Sonia and Rahul (Gandhi) also are undergoing trial and they are out on bail. We are still to read court copy. Till then we can't say anything
Apr 19, 2017 11:06 am (IST)
Supreme Court also said that the case shall be transferred within four weeks from Rai Bareilly to Lucknow.
Apr 19, 2017 11:04 am (IST)
SC directs CBI to ensure that some prosecution witnesses appear in trial court for recording of testimony. The court also says its order should be followed in letter and spirit and grants liberty to parties to approach apex court if its directions are not followed
Apr 19, 2017 11:03 am (IST)
Four weeks given to Lucknow court to frame charges in the case. Following this, there will be day to day hearing
Apr 19, 2017 11:01 am (IST)
Sanjay Jha, Congress: There is a message in this for the BJP, This is a big thing. How can she (Uma Bharati) morally continue after court asked for trial. She should resign.
Apr 19, 2017 10:56 am (IST)
There will be daily hearings in the case
Apr 19, 2017 10:55 am (IST)
Union Minister Uma Bharti will also have to face criminal conspiracy charges
Apr 19, 2017 10:52 am (IST)
SC also ordered that no adjournment would be given under normal circumstances. No judge, hearing the case, would be transferred
Apr 19, 2017 10:49 am (IST)
Kalyan Singh will not be prosecuted in the case as he enjoys constitutional immunity due to the fact that he is the current Rajasthan governor and can be tried only after he ceases to hold office, says SC
Apr 19, 2017 10:45 am (IST)
Day to day hearing to take place in the case once the charges the framed. No transfer of judge will be allowed till the case is over
Apr 19, 2017 10:43 am (IST)
Conspiracy charges accepted against senior LK Advani by Supreme Court. He will now stand trial in the case
Apr 19, 2017 10:40 am (IST)
Rae Bareli cases shifted to lucknow
Apr 19, 2017 10:39 am (IST)
CBI appeal allowed criminal conspiracy cases against advani and others, except for Kalyan Singh who has constitutional immunity
Apr 19, 2017 10:37 am (IST)
Besides BJP leaders LK Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti, conspiracy charges were dropped against Kalyan Singh (currently the Governor of Rajasthan), Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and VHP leader Acharya Giriraj Kishore (both have since died).
Apr 19, 2017 10:32 am (IST)
The bench had also said since 25 years have already passed, in the interest of justice, it would consider ordering time-bound trial on day-to-day basis, to be completed preferably within two years.
Apr 19, 2017 10:30 am (IST)
On 6 April, the bench had indicated that they may order holding of joint trial of the two sets of cases by transferring the trial from Rae Bareli to the Lucknow court.
Apr 19, 2017 10:28 am (IST)
There were two sets of cases relating to the demolition of the disputed structure on 6 December 1992. The first involved unnamed ‘karsevaks’, the trial of which is taking place in a Lucknow court, while the second set of cases relate to the VVIPs in a Rae Bareli court.
Apr 19, 2017 10:26 am (IST)
The court will pronounce verdict at 10.30 AM
Apr 19, 2017 10:18 am (IST)
A bench of Justice P C Ghose and R F Nariman will pronounce the verdict today
Apr 19, 2017 10:13 am (IST)
Apr 19, 2017 10:03 am (IST)