NEW DELHI: Maintaining that it was committed to build a Temple in Ayodhya, BJP on Tuesday said it would come up with a structured response to
the Liberhan Commission report after it was tabled in Parliament.
“The contents of the report have not yet come. Once it is tabled in Parliament, the BJP would come out with a proper, structured response,” party spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here.
He refuted Congress charge that the delay in completion of the report by the one-man panel was due to lack of cooperation from the BJP leaders accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
“All prominent BJP leaders summoned by the commission deposed before it. As the deputy prime minister, L K Advani had also appeared before the commission for several rounds of cross-examination over a period of more than a week,” Prasad said.
Prasad said there was “a widespread public sentiment that construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya is the solution to the whole issue and BJP believes that a grand Ram Temple should be built in Ayodhya,” he said.
Prasad said all senior party leaders had made “serious attempts to cooperate with the Commission.” The others accused in the case were Murli Manohar Joshi and former BJP leaders Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh.
Coming down heavily on the Congress for charging the BJP leaders with not cooperating with the commission, Prasad said “this is utterly irresponsible and we condemn it outright”.
“This indicates that Congress has begun its conspiracy even before the report has been tabled in Parliament,” he said.
Replying to questions, Prasad said the nation was entitled to know the contents of the report but “it is for the government to decide whether to table it in Parliament or go for any other (form of) public debate.”
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