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Move larger SC bench in Babri conspiracy case, Togadia tells Centre

Move larger SC bench in Babri conspiracy case, Togadia tells Centre

The case pertaining to the first file was heard by a court in Lucknow, which dropped conspiracy charges against 13 leaders including Advani and Joshi.

Though he refused to comment on the SC ruling, he defended Uma Bharati, another accused in the Ayodhya demolition case.

Meanwhile, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said the revival of conspiracy charges in the Babri demolition case was a "well-planned political conspiracy" to keep L.K. Advani away from being nominated as the next President.

"We have allowed the CBI appeal against the Allahabad High Court judgement with certain directions", judges said, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

Kalyan Singh, who was the chief minister of Utter Pradesh at the time of incident, has been given immunity as he now serves as Rajasthan Governor and so can only be tried after he leaves office.

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"198/92 (against Advani and five others) in the Court of the Special Judicial Magistrate at Rae Bareilly will stand transferred to the Court of Additional Sessions Judge (Ayodhya Matters) at Lucknow".

Though the BJP leaders are unwilling to react on the matter except for a few, the Opposition and the Muslims are elated.

Indian new media reports said the charges would ruin the chances of Advani, a former prime minister, of becoming India's next president when the role becomes vacant later this year.

On record, Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: "The Supreme Court has spoken".

Advani, the senior leader of BJP along with his party colleagues were charged with making inflammatory speeches that motivated thousands of party workers (locally called karsevaks) to pull down the mosque.

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Others including Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Satish Pradhan, Champat Rai Bansal, Mahant Avaidyanath, Paramhans Ramchandra, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Mahamandaleshwar Jagdish Muni Maharaj, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Dharam Das Chola, Satish Nagar, Moreshwar Save and Baikunth Lal Sharma are also facing trial for conspiracy charges in Lucknow.

She claimed she will leave for Ayodhya tonight to seek Lord Ram's blessings, but later reportedly cancelled her visit. The Court also directed that the trial should proceed on a day to day basis and be completed within two years.

Asked whether Singh and Bharti should resign following the charge sheet in the case, Jaitley shot back saying if that is the criteria then some of the current Congress Chief Ministers will have to quit. Joshi and Bharti are both federal lawmakers, and Bharti is also member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

Muslim cleric Maulana Sajid Rashidi on Wednesday said that the community has faith in the apex court with regard to the Babri Masjid demolition case.

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