Hyderabad, Jan 29 (PTI) Describing theCentre’s plea in the Supreme Court to return excess land acquired by it in Ayodhya to their original owners as “insidious”, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi Tuesday said the NDA Government was trying to prevent fair adjudication of the dispute. Also Read - AUS v IND 4th Test | Don't Think Australia Bowlers Were Aggressive Enough Against Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur: Ricky Ponting

“This insidious attempt by the Central Government should not be ignored. They’re trying everything in their capacity to prevent a fair and independent adjudication of the Babri Masjid dispute,” the All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader tweeted. Also Read - Mahesh Manjrekar Booked For Allegedly Slapping, Verbally Abusing Man Who Hit His Car

In 2003, the apex court held that unless the dispute was resolved, status quo had to be maintained over surplus land, he said. Also Read - Highlights IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3 Gabba, Brisbane Today's Match AS IT HAPPENED: Washington Sundar-Shardul Thakur Lead India Comeback; Australia Lead by 54 Runs

“Govt knows this, threatening the judicial process like this is another (failed) attempt to save BJP from their rapidly diminishing political fortunes,”the Lok Sabha MP said in another tweet.

The Centre Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to return the excess or superfluous land around the disputed Ram Janambhoomi Babri Masjid site to its original owners.

In his officialFacebook page, the AIMIM leader alleged thattheCentres pleawas another example of bringing the “political fight of the Central government in the court room.” Owaisi said in 1993, the apex court passed orders that all parties should wait till disputes are resolved.

At this stage, the Centre filing such an application for return of 50-60 acres land to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas after 3-4 orders rejecting the same, “is completely frivolous and superfluous and full with politics,” he said in the Facebook post.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.