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How is Ayodhya case related to 2019 elections? PM Modi asks Kapil Sibal in Gujarat election rally

PM Modi said, 'how can he say do not find a solution to this until next election? how is the case connected to Lok Sabha? ' Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2017, 12.02 PM (IST)

While addressing a rally in Gujarat's Dhandhuka, Prime minister Narendra Modi has said that he has no objection to Kapil Sibal representing the Muslim community in Ayodhya case.

However, he questioned how is the case connected to Lok Sabha elections.

PM Modi said,"how can he say do not find a solution to this until next election? how is the case connected to Lok Sabha?"

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The Sunni Waqf Board which is being represented by Kapil Sibal in the Ayodhya case has also disapproved Sibal's request to the Supreme Court for conducting the judgment after July 2019.

Haji Mehboob from The Sunni Waqf Board has said that Sibal asking for a delay in the judgment was wrong and that they want the court to pronounce the judgment as soon as possible.

He said: "Yes Kapil Sibal is our lawyer but he is also related to a political party, his statement in Supreme Court yesterday was wrong, we want a solution to the issue at the earliest." 

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Mehboob had previously dissociated himself from Sibal's statement, saying "we have got nothing to do with the statement".

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BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra recited a poetry on Kapil Sibal's request for extending the judgment of the Babri Masjid.

He sai "Badalte hue mausam ka balata hua parwana hun mai, Gujarat mein janeudhari hindu hun toh UP-Bihar mei maulana hun main"

Targetting Rahul Gandhi he said while Rahul Gandhi is a "janeudhari" hindu in Gujarat, he becomes a Muslim in UP-Bihar.

 

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Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has Sibal's representation "irresponsible and unfair". He said that "Sibal must not forget that he had been the law minister in the past." 

Prasad said he will ask Rahul and Sonia Gandhi to present their stand on the Ram Janambhoomi case. 

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Earlier, BJP president Amit Shah had asked Congress to clear its stand on temple issue. He said at a point when Rahul Gandhi is visiting temples in Gujarat, Kapil Sibal is asking for a delay in Ram Janambhoomi case. 

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal who is representing the Sunni Waqf Board in Ayodhya Babri Masjid case had asked the Supreme Court yesterday to take up the matter on July 15, 2019, once all the pleadings are complete.   

He told the Supreme Court that serious repercussions will be created outside the court, whenever the matter is heard. To preserve the decorum of law and order, the court should conduct the proceedings after all pleadings are complete. 

The Supreme court has fixed the Ayodhya dispute matter for further hearing on February 8, 2018.

Twitterati also reacted to Kapil Sibal's request to extend the court proceedings t0 2019. 

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