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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 book, written in the mid-1990s after Rao stepped down as prime minister, was published posthumously according to his wishes. Rao died in December 2004.

Rao said the state government adopted a “dilly-dallying policy” on using central paramilitary forces sent to Faizabad and Ayodhya.

The state government did not give “consent” for use of paramilitary forces - a provision mandated by the constitution under India's federal structure - even after vandalism erupted at the disputed site, he said in parliament.
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