|'Babri demolition was planned in advance'
Milli Gazette Online
New Delhi: A recent book Open Secrets-India’s Intelligence Unveiled written by former IB joint director Maloy Krishna Dhar, alleges that the top leaders of Sangh Parivar, BJP and VHP had planned the demolition of Babri Masjid 10 months before its destruction and it raises questions over the way the then PM PV Narasimha Rao handled the issue.
The book blames some close aides of former PM Rajiv Gandhi for his government’s failures on various fronts, including Punjab and J&K and says how the Rashtrapati Bhawan was bugged by the PMO when Giani Zail Singh was President and how Rajiv paid money to ensure the electoral defeat of his home minister Buta Singh. The Mandal agitation of 1990 was "inspired, guided and funded" by the Congress under Rajiv Gandhi to topple the government of VP
Dhar writes that he was directed to arrange technical coverage of a key meeting of BJP and Sangh Parivar in February 1992 soon after the flop of Ekta Yatra of MM Joshi. The meeting proved beyond doubt that RSS, BJP, VHP had drawn up the blueprint of the Hindutva assault in the coming months and choreographed pralaya nritya (dance of destruction) at Ayodhya in December 1992.
"There was silent resoluteness and agreement that Ayodhya offered a unique opportunity to take the Hindutva wave to the peak for deriving political benefit. The iron was hot and this was the time to hit". Referring to the December 6, 1992 meeting of RSS, VHP and BJP Dhar outlines that he got the proceedings shot after merging with the huge crowd of kar sevaks pretending to be a journalist. Vandalism was committed by activists of the Shiv Sena while the Sangh Parivar leaders indulged in "irresponsible rhetoric". "LK Advani had spat fire from the pulpit but he failed to control the flames. Taped videos substantiated that he was the progenitor of the tsunami effect that he failed to control at the vital moment of destiny. When Dhar was asked whether he feared that the book may cause problems, he said that he had written it after much thinking.
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