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Former PM Rao felt 'betrayed' by BJP

New Delhi, Dec 5: Former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, often held responsible through his “inaction” for the Babri Masjid demolition, had said in his book that the act was a “conspiracy” that had been

IANS Updated on: December 05, 2012 19:00 IST


The 16th century Babri mosque believed by radical Hindus to be built on the birthplace of Ram was demolished on Dec 6, 1992. The demolition led to riots in many parts of the country.

Rao said the state government had also told the Supreme Court that the “kar seva (voluntary service)” for construction of the temple would be symbolic and there would be no construction activity on the acquired land.

“However, when seen in the light of the actual course of events and the conflicting statements from other representatives of the VHP and Sangh Parivar, these assurances seemed designed more to avoid giving cause to the central government or the courts for action against the state government,” he said.
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