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Sack Sibal from Cong for appeal on Ayodhya: Siraj Mehdi

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A senior Muslim leader today wrote to party president demanding that be sacked from the party for moving the Supreme seeking to defer the Ayodhya hearing.

"Sibal should be sacked or he should resign from the party on moral grounds. At a time when the party has unanimously proposed to make its president, his statements in are damaging," former MLC, vice president and chairman of the party's minority department Siraj Mehdi said.

He said party spokesman Ranjit Singh Surjewala's statement that it was a personal view of Sibal and not of the party would not do.

"Sibal's statement came when elections are going on and Assembly elections are due in many states next year. He has always given statements which are damaging for the party," Mehdi said.

All sides agreed to abide by the apex court's advice of resolving the through talks, he said.

"Neither people nor parties (in Ayodhya dispute) agree to Sibal's statement in court," Mehdi added.

Senior Congress leader and lawyer had moved the top seeking to defer the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute till after the 2019 general polls.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 15:50 IST