Bengaluru, Dec 16 (PTI) BJP general secretary Ram Madhav Sunday said that the judiciary was passing through a tumultuous phase and flayed “teflon-coated” liberals who he alleged pose a challenge to the country. Also Read - Supreme Court To Start 'Hybrid Mode' Hearings on Experimental Basis From March 15

Speaking at the first Atal Bihari Vajpayee Memorial lecture organised by the Thinkers’ Forum, Madhav cited the example of Ram Janmabhoomi issue to say that the judiciary has delayed the delivery of justice. Also Read - There Should be Some Screening: Supreme Court Seeks OTT Regulations From Centre

The case pertaining to the Ram Janmabhoomi before the apex court was only to decide on the judgement of the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court which had ordered the trifurcation of the controversial land, said Madhav. Also Read - Dissent Cannot be Termed Seditious, Says Supreme Court; Junks Plea Against Farooq Abdullah

However, the supreme court ordered the translation of 14,000 pages into English as the documents were in Persian, Urdu and Hindi languages, said Madhav. Once it was translated by the UP government, the court felt that another question of the opposition — whether the mosque was an integral part of Islam — needed to be addressed “This case is only about the trifurcation of that place. It’s only limited to whether trifurcation is allowed or not. But the Supreme Court wanted to decide first whether mosque is an integral part of Islam or not. Luckily, the judges found out in August 2018 that mosque is not an integral part of Islam,” said the BJP general secretary.

However, when the court decided to hear the case from October 29, the chief justice said in three minutes that it was not a priority for the Supreme Court.

“When the Supreme court said it is not a priority then the protagonists felt that they have to prove that it is a priority. So you see a mass mobilisation happened across the country by the temple protagonists because such an important issue is dismissed as not a priority,” Madhav pointed out.

Speaking about ‘intellectuals’ and NGOs, Madhav said these “teflon-coated” liberals even wanted to create South India as a separate country.

“This challenge comes from outside. It largely comes from the teflon-coated liberals. They are teflon-coated, so they are fashionable. They know how to use the systemic loopholes. They know how to subvert the system including the judiciary. They have friends in institutions. Friends this group includes some intellectuals and NGOs,” said the BJP leader.

The BJP leader also flayed the Congress for alleging corruption in the Rafale deal and calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s names.

“Those who themselves were thieves want to portray everybody as thief,” he said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.