Narendra Modi criticizes kapil Sibal over Ayodhya case deferment plea

Taylor Byrd
December 8, 2017

The Sunni Waqf Board on Wednesday distanced itself from its counsel Kapil Sibal's submission to the Supreme Court that the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case is held after 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The issue of whom Sibal represented when he made a pitch for putting off the hearing in the Ayodhya case till July 2019 took on a political dimension when some members of the Wafq Board alleged that the senior lawyer, a Congress leader and a former member of the Union Cabinet, acted on his own in linking the case to LS polls.

The Supreme Court deferred the hearing in the case for February 8, 2018, following which, a controversy erupted wherein the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked the Congress Party and Sibal of adopting a double standard on the issue and politicising it.

PM Modi had earlier congratulated the Sunni Waqf Board for dissociating themselves from Sibal's statement in connection with the matter.

Meanwhile, the Congress Party had, on Tuesday, furthered the war of words with the BJP and said it was raking up non-issues just to garner votes. "The prime minister should decide if he is giving any direction to the Supreme Court", Sharma said.

The first hearing was set a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of medieval-era mosque, Babri Masjid. "We have got nothing to do with his statement", Mehboob said. In this case, advocate Syed Shahid Hussain Rizvi, who is the AoR for UP Sunni Waqf Board, had signed an appearance slip clearly mentioning that Sibal appeared for the board on Thursday.

"I want to question the Congress Party and explain if it wants the Ram Janmbhoomi matter to be heard at the earliest or not", he asked.

Sibal raised the doubts over the assertions of ASG Mehta and told the Supreme Court that "he and other petitioners have not been served relevant documents of pleadings". "It doesn't behove the status of a Prime Minister", Sibal said.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also said Sibal shouldn't politicise the issue. "The PM did not check the fact that actually I never represented the Sunni Waqf Board in the Supreme Court".

"Now Congress links Ram Mandir with elections".

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