New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday met BJP stalwart L K Advani in Lucknow ahead of proceedings in Babri Masjid demolition case.
A special CBI court hearing the Babri masjid demolition case will frame charges against BJP stalwarts LK Advani, Uma Bharti, Murli Manohar Joshi and others on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court had on April 19 ordered prosecution of Advani (89), Joshi (83), 58-year-old Bharti, and other accused for criminal conspiracy in the politically sensitive case. It had also ordered day-to-day trial to be concluded in two years.
The top court had called the destruction of the medieval-era monument a “crime” which shook the “secular fabric of the Constitution” while allowing the CBI’s plea seeking restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against the four BJP leaders, including Katiyar (62), and others.
However, the Supreme Court had said BJP leader Kalyan Singh, who is the Rajasthan Governor and during whose tenure as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh the disputed structure was razed, is entitled to immunity under the Constitution as long as he holds the gubernatorial office.
First Published: 30 May 2017 12:02 PM