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It was high time that politics over this issue should cease: Prakash Javadekar

Submission before the Liberhan CommissionUPA Government rakes up such issues on the eve of polls

NEW DELHI: Reacting to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government's submission before the Liberhan Commission probing conspiratorial aspects and events that led to the demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday alleged that the Centre was indulging in "cheap electoral politics."

"The UPA Government has set a tradition of raking up such issues on the eve of polls. It released the Justice U.C. Banerjee's interim report on the Godhra train fire incident last year on the eve of the Assembly polls in Bihar. Now, it has made a submission before Liberhan Commission which had already closed arguments," BJP general secretary Prakash Javadekar said here.

Mr. Javadekar said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had already submitted its affidavit before the Commission.

He alleged that the UPA Government had also been interfering with the Central Bureau of Investigation that had filed a charge sheet in the Ayodhya case. He said the NDA government had already made out a case that the demolition was a result of "mass outrage" against the policies of "pseudo-secularism and appeasement."