Sunni Waqf Board disassociates itself from Sibal

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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.

"Today Sunni Waqf Board has said what Kapil Sibal told the court on Tuesday on our behalf was wrong", Prime Minister told an election rally here."Yeh khotu kauchhey.Sunni Waqf Board ne kauchhey (What Sibal said was wrong, Sunni Waqf Board has said)", Mr Modi said referring to the statement made by Haji Mehboob of the Sunni Waqf Board. Amit Shah post Sunni Waqf Board's statement that they want the case to be hear soon, said that Kapil Sibal was representing Congress view in Supreme Court on the behest of 'High Command'.

"Yesterday, Sibal advocated the cause of the Muslim community".

Asked whether he wanted the temple to be built, Sibal said it is up to Lord Rama to do so and the court and not Narendra Modi.

The stakeholders in the case had moved the apex court after the Allahabad HC directed the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Lord Ram Lalla to settle for a three-way division of the disputed site. You can present your argument quoting all facts and laws to save Babri Masjid. We want a solution to the issue at the earliest.

Modi attacked Sibal for linking the Ram temple issue to the Lok Sabha elections.


"Why does he have to link a Ram mandir (temple) with the elections".

He asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi to take a stand on the Ramjanamabhoomi matter. Amit Shah and the Prime Minister said I represented Sunni Waqf Board.

Sibal, a former Union minister in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance that governed India between 2004 and 2014, was appearing for one of the litigants in the case, but the Congress was quick to clarify on Wednesday that his plea was not consistent with its stand.

Modi said he faced a similar situation ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls regarding triple talaq.

"Everybody was saying that if we take a stand against it, we will face a backlash in the UP elections, but we took a stand and the Supreme Court asked us to form a law in six months", he said.

On the cyclone Ockhi dissipating and sparing the state any devastation, Modi mocked the opposition partys slogan for the Gujarat elections, which said Congress ave che (Congress is coming). But all of them turn cold when they try to come close to Gujarat.

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