New Delhi: The Congress Tuesday
said the government will act on the recommendations of the Liberhan
Commission and a supplementary charge sheet will be filed "if any
new details emerge after the police investigation". It also said
that the report showed the "true character" of the Bharatiya Janata
questions about the Action Taken Report (ATR) filed by the
government in parliament, Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi
said the ATR could only be based on the recommendations of the
(recommendations) is the basis for further investigation by police
of any new details emerging. Supplementary charge sheet can be and
will be filed," he told reporters here.
The Congress also
slammed the BJP, saying the Liberhan Commission report "once again
shows the true character, identity and thinking" of that party.
"It is a sad,
sordid, sorry, saddening saga of brazen cheap politics, which does
not care for the life, liberty and property of aam aadmi (common
man)," Singhvi said.
He said the
commission report only gave details of the events people already
knew about and BJP leaders now stand condemned in the eyes of
"They have been
captured by candid camera. This face is their past, also their
present and their promise for future, specially when they are out of
power," he said.
Asked about former
prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name appearing in the list of
culpable persons, he said the BJP leader had the option to go to
court to get the inclusion of his name quashed. "If he does not do
so, the report stands," Singhvi said.
spokesman added that Vajpayee was accountable for his guilt of
"He should have
changed his friends or his party and could not have said that he had
no knowledge (of the events leading to demolition of mosque),"
Singhvi said that
the BJP leaders should have at least owned up to the mistake after
the demolition but all those involved in events were eulogised.
on the inability of the then Narasimha Rao government at the centre
in preventing the demolition of the mosque, he said even the Supreme
Court had been misled by the solemn affirmation given by then Uttar
Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh.
sought to contrast the indicted BJP leaders with his party's
treatment of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar - Congress leaders who
faced charges in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and were denied tickets in
the last Lok Sabha elections following a public uproar.
The Liberhan panel
report, which was tabled in parliament Tuesday, has indicted members
of the Sangh Parivar for demolition of the 16th century mosque in
Ayodhya. The vandalism and destruction triggered communal riots
across the country.