New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha today
witnessed a heated debate on the Liberhan Commission report with the
Samajwadi Party (SP) slamming the Congress as well as the BJP
holding them responsible for the demolition of the disputed
structure at Ayodhya.
SP Leader Amar
Singh, while tracing the genesis of the 'Babri Masjid' said the then
Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao could not be absolved of the
responsibility and his ''legacy'' could not be ignored.
He asked the
Congress not to ''segregate'' the then Prime Minister, and if he had
to be segregated, his legacy, including the economic liberalisation
programme, should also be ''segregated.'' The Congress should not
take credit for that, he said.
There were noisy
protests from the BJP members when Amar Singh said the Leader of
Opposition L K Advani was born in Pakistan and had incited the
people in India through his Rath Yatra.
This was strongly
objected to by the BJP who said most of the national leaders were
born in Pakistan and had suffered for India's independence. Tracing
the genesis of the issue, the SP leader said that the dispute began
with placing of the idols of Lord Ram in 1949.
At that time
Congress ruled the country.
three ''landmark'' developments including 1949 (when idols were
placed), 1986 when locks were opened and 1989 when shilanyas took
place days before the Lok Sabha elections in the country.
On all the three
occasions, Congress government ruled the country, he added.