27 years have gone by since BJP leader L K Advani rode the Ram Rath to Ayodhya. Today he stands before a court in Lucknow which is framing charges against him. In April the Supreme Court had told the CBI to frame charges against Advani and others.
The big question now is will this case stand in his way of becoming the next President of India?
The mosque that made his career became the mosque that ended his career too. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court restored the charges against Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch L K Advani in the Babri Masjid case. This effectively would mean his name would figure much lower in the Presidential race. The Presidential elections are slated for July as the term of Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end.
BJP stalwarts, L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti are looking at a 5-year jail term if convicted in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The charges against them suggest that if convicted by the trial court, they could be imprisoned to a jail term ranging between 2 and 5 years. The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored the offence of criminal conspiracy against them and ordered that the trial be conducted on a day to day basis without adjournments.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others will be tried for criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed an appeal by the Central Bureau of Investigation which challenged the dropping of charges against them. The court said that there would be no fresh trial in the case.
With just three months to go before the electoral college choses the next President of India, there are at least four names in circulation. The name that is doing the rounds the most is that of BJP patriarch L K Advani.
However, the saffron party, which is in a relatively good position to chose its candidate after the big Uttar Pradesh win may just spring a surprise.
The process to induct B S Yeddyurappa back into the BJP is expected to take another month. The first of the stumbling blocks for the BJP in Delhi regarding this issue was Ananth Kumar and the next will be L K Advani.
However Ananth Kumar was coaxed by Rajnath Singh about the issue in the larger interest of the party in Karnataka. He was made to convey to his supporters in Karnataka that the re-induction of Yeddyurappa is in the interest of the party and he had no objection to it.
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Senior BJP leader L K Advani said at Hubli, Karnataka today that his party had improved its position after the exit of B S Yeddyurappa. Addressing a rally ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections, Advani said that the BJP will return to power in Karnataka this time.
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L K Adavani who kickstarted the Karnataka election campaign today said that there is no difference in the National Democratic Alliance over the candidature of the Prime Minister. Advani said at Hubli that everyone in the NDA is united in their choice of candidate for Prime Minister.
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