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Narasimha Rao said in cabinet meeting after Babri demolition that I don’t want your sympathy: Salman Khurshid

Congress leader Salman Khurshid in his book ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya: Nationhood in R Times’ refers to the cabinet meeting after the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992.

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s book ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times’ mentions that the Union Council of Ministers met after the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 and when the ministers tried to explain As to how they were feeling for the then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, Rao said: ‘I don’t want your sympathy.’Also Read – Sonu Sood said- My sister will try luck in Punjab assembly elections, gave this answer on her own question

This ‘unimaginable event’ gradually stunned everyone in a way

Khurshid has written in his book that this ‘unimaginable incident’ gradually stunned everyone in a way. He said the demolition took place on Sunday and on the morning of 7 December, members of the Council of Ministers gathered in an overcrowded room located on the ground floor of the Parliament House. Everyone was sad and there was silence in the meeting. Also Read – UP Elections 2022: Congress will not tie up with any party in UP, Priyanka Gandhi said – we will fight alone

The Prime Minister’s response surprised when he replied, ‘I don’t want your sympathy’

Khurshid recalls, ‘Obviously, most of the members did not have words, but Madhavrao Scindia broke the silence and told how we all feel for Prime Minister Narasimha Rao. The worried prime minister’s reaction took us by surprise when he replied, ‘I don’t want your sympathy.’ Also Read – National hero Sardar Patel is on one side and Jinnah who broke this nation is on the other side: CM Yogi

Khurshid also says that after Rao’s ‘stern response’, there was no more opportunity to discuss the subject again and the meeting ended.

After the government of UP, the governments of three states were dismissed.

Former External Affairs Minister Khurshid says that Kalyan Singh’s Uttar Pradesh government was dismissed on 6 December itself and a week later BJP governments in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were dismissed by the President on the advice of the cabinet.

We were told that the Prime Minister would not be available

Khurshid also writes that on the night of 6 December, he and some other youth ministers, ‘gathered at Rajesh Pilot’s residence, and then together went to CK Jafar Sharif. He said that ‘Principal Secretary A.N. Calls were made to Verma, who suggested that we speak to the Prime Minister. We contacted the Prime Minister and suggested him that Rajesh Pilot be included in the group which was going to Faizabad. Khurshid wrote that Rao “in turn asked us to speak to AN Verma again, and thus the confusion continued for a while until we were told that the Prime Minister would not be available. Nothing could happen that night.

There was a need to intervene before re-installing the idols that were transferred during the demolition of the mosque.

Salman Khurshid wrote, ‘At that time it was most necessary for a senior official of the government to intervene in this matter before the idols that were transferred during the demolition of the mosque can be restored at the site.’ He further said that again the idols were installed, but the next morning when it seemed that a roof would be placed over the idols, the government proceeded to disperse the apparently diminished crowd of kar sevaks.

Temple-mosque politics put Congress in existential crisis in Uttar Pradesh

According to Khurshid, the temple-mosque politics put the Congress in an existential crisis in Uttar Pradesh and, after the temporary empowerment of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samajwadi Party, gave the BJP an opportunity to dominate the state and at the Centre. (input language)


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