Sibal, former Union minister and senior Congress leader, is representing the Sunni Waqf Board in the apex court in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The Prime Minister said that while Mr Sibal, "was arguing - which is his right- for the Babri Masjid, is it right for him to say postpone hearing till 2019?"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slams Congress over its leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal's plea in the Supreme Court to defer hearing in the Ayodhya case till after the 2019 general elections. The BJP and VHP used the Ram Mandir issue in the 1990s as a means to achieve their political targets. PM Modi said while addressing a rally in Gujarat's Dhandhuka.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kicks off second day of his election campaign from Dehgam, Gandhinagar district. The Congress must clarify if Sibal is representing it or the Sunni Waqf Board?
Hitting back at the BJP in an impromptu press conference, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala distanced the party from Mr. Sibal's arguments on Tuesday in the Supreme Court.
"When the triple talaq matter was in Supreme Court, the government had to put their affidavit, newspapers commented that Modi will remain silent because of UP polls". "Congress should clear its stand on this", he said.
The 16th century Babri mosque was demolished in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, 25 years ago today by Hindu karsevaks or volunteers who claimed that it was built where a temple marking the birthplace of Lord Ram had stood.
However, the demand was brushed aside by the top court as it fixed February 8, 2018 for commencing final hearing in the case. "The Congress party is not at all responsible about its members appearing as legal counsels in a case in his/her personal capacity".
China Moving Toward Accepting Nuclear-Armed N.Korea
Instead, the U.S. suddenly announced it would be holding the drills in October, then November, then December. The US has warned that North Korea's government will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out.
Australia beat England by 120 runs in second Ashes test
That scenario relied heavily on England skipper Joe Root , on 67, posting a big score on day five at the Adelaide Oval. Before the Ashes action moves to Perth, let's have a look at the hits and misses from the second Test.