First own up wrongs in Babri demolition: Digvijaya to BJP
Posted on: 09:02 PM IST Sep 29, 2012
New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday targeted the BJP over its attempt to reach out to minorities questioning whether it will take action against Narendra Modi for Gujarat riots or LK Advani will accept his "crime" in Babari Mosque demolition.
"Are LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati ready to accept, in the court, their crime in the demolition of Babri mosque? If they agree to it, then it will be accepted that there is some substance in their talks of communal harmony. They should first own up their wrong-doings.
"Secondly as long as no action is taken by the BJP against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who openly participated in the communal riots in the state in 2002 against innocent Muslims, nobody will trust their talk of communal harmony," Singh told reporters in New Delhi.
The AICC general secretary also posted on Twitter that, "Advani talks of projecting NDA as a symbol of Secularism in 2014. Can any secular person trust them till Modi rules the roost in BJP?"
Singh's remark comes a day after BJP veteran LK Advani said at the national council meet in Surajkund that there was a need for the party to strive for an "imaginative reprojection" of its "commitment to secularism" and reassured the minority community that it does not support discrimination on the basis of religion.