The Congress on Tuesday asked for the resignation of Union Minister Uma Bharti. Notably, Bharti has been charged with criminal conspiracy by a special CBI court in Lucknow in the Babri Masjid demolition case and asked the prime minister to uphold the law and the Constitution.
The Congress also hoped for justice in the infamous 2002 Babri demolition case 25 years after the incident.
“One of the accused, Uma Bharti is a Union Cabinet Minister. Having been charge-sheeted, she must resign. Prime Minister must come forward and uphold the rule of law and the Constitution,” AICC in charge of communications Randeep Surjewala said.
The opposition party voiced hope that the trial will now begin. “Those who are guilty must be punished in accordance with the law of the land without any fear or favour,” Surjewala said.
Significantly, a CBI court on Tuesday framed charges under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code against BJP leaders L K Advani, Bharti, Murli Manohar Joshi and some others.