New Delhi, Apr 20: Reacting on the statement of Lalu Prasad Yadav that the revival of conspiracy charges in the Babri demolition case was a “well-planned political conspiracy” of PM Narendra Modi to keep LK Advani out of the presidential race, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar said there could be truth to his remarks. When asked what does he think on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s remark that Narendra Modi conspired against LK Advani to keep him away from being nominated as the next President, Vinay Katiyar said, “Maybe his statement has truth to it. I don’t know.” Also Read - Phone Call Row: Lalu Prasad Shifted From Hospital Director's Bungalow to Paying Ward
Welcoming Supreme Court’s verdict in Babri Masjid demolition case, Lalu Prasad Yadav said with the revival of conspiracy charges against LK Advani, he is now out of the race for the President’s post. “Advani is now out of race for the President’s post. He was projected as a strong candidate for the top constitutional post, but it is not possible anymore,” Lalu Prasad Yadav told media. (ALSO READ: Best for LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti, others to stand trial and get acquittal, feels BJP top brass) Also Read - Twitter Removes Sushil Modi's Tweet For Violating Rules, He Had Made Lalu Prasad's Alleged Mobile Number Public
Calling LK Adavi a ‘scapegoat, the RJD chief said the revival of conspiracy charges against the veteran BJP leader was a planned political conspiracy to keep him away from the President’s post. “CBI is an arm of the government, it says what the government wants it to say. It is a well-planned political conspiracy,” Lalu Yadav said.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Union Minister Uma Bharti, among others. The Allahabad High Court had earlier dropped the charges of criminal conspiracy. But the CBI had petitioned the court for restoring criminal conspiracy charges.