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Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost

Apr 04, 2014 11:12 AM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then UP chief minister Kalyan Singh knew of it.

The sting operation says the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Shiv Sena openly talked about the conspiracy, which was well planned and not a spontaneous act by a frenzied mob. It says the cadres were specifically trained for the mission.

It adds that the oath was taken to demolish the structure in the presence of Advani and MM Joshi. It says that on December 5, 1992, the then UP chief minister Kalyan Singh was informed about the plan.

The Babri Masjid demolition took place on December 6, 1992.

Reacting to the sting operation, VHP leader Prakash Sharma said, "This is not the first time such allegations are being made by Cobrapost. It is for the court to decide but I believe this sting is definitely a conspiracy."

The BJP has asked the Election Commission to stop the broadcast of the sting operation. "We have met the EC and have asked to stop the broadcast of sting so that elections can be peaceful," said BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.