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SC's Ayodhya verdict is historic: Sibal

Press Trust of India  |  Bilaspur 

Senior leader today termed "historic" the ruling of the Supreme restoring criminal conspiracy charge against top leaders in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.

"Today's Supreme verdict is historic. I hope that justice will be expedited now after 25 years," Sibal told reporters here.

In a major ruling, the apex today allowed the CBI's plea in the Babri Masjid demolition case and restored criminal conspiracy charges against L K Advani, M M Joshi and

On the occasion, Sibal targeted for "not fulfilling" the promises made to people.

"The PM had said his will do in 60 days what the failed to do in the last 60 years. However, today situation is that farmers are committing suicide, industries are closing down...There is unrest in Kashmir," he said.

Holding the PM "responsible" for the Kashmir unrest, the former Union minister said the BJP-PDP coalition in is proving to be an "historic blunder".

He accused the Raman Singh government of Chhattisgarh of "exploiting farmers and tribals under its rule".

"More than 11,000 tribal girls have gone missing in all these years. There have been scams and injustice on health front in the state," Sibal said.

He alleged that the chief minister didn't keep his word on the Minimum Support Price to farmers.

On Union Government's decision to clear Rs 3,174 crore for purchasing a total of 16,15,000 VVPAT machines to cover all polling stations, Sibal said he was hopeful that paper trail machines will be put to use in the next elections.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 00:28 IST