Babri: In twilight of their careers, 3 leaders await verdict on their prime

Ironically, though the political career of the three charged with conspiracy, rested on the destruction of the Babri Masjid, all three are in the twilight of their political innings

File photo of BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti
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File photo of BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti

Aditi Phadnis
On 30 September, former Deputy Prime Minister and BJP President LK Advani, former Education Minister and BJP President Murali Manohar Joshi and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and religious preacher Uma Bharati will have to present themselves before a Special CBI court judge in Lucknow for a verdict on whether they are guilty of entering a criminal conspiracy that led to the demolition of the Babri mosque in December 1992. 

The leaders have been asked to be present personally. Bharati will likely not be able to make it – she has been diagnosed Covid-19 positive and is quarantined in a

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First Published: Sep 29 2020 | 8:26 AM IST

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