Bhartiya Janata Party and its leaders are known for their oratorical skills, and a wonderful proof of the same was presented in the Parliament today by Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj. Speaking on the issue of the indictment of Bhartiya Janata Party leaders in the Liberhan Commission report, Sushma Swaraj spared no one. Her remarks were scathing, her tone confident and her explanations simple enough for even a common man to understand.
Sushma Swaraj started with pointing the fact that the report was not even written or read completely by Justice Liberhan, the man who took 17 years to complete the investigation. To support her charge, Sushma Swaraj pointed to the interviews given by Justice Liberhan to Times of India and Hindu newspapers. To Times of India, judge had said that BJP stalwart Mr. Vajpayee has not been indicted. However, just four days after, in an interview to Hindu, he was giving reasons behind the indictment.
Sushma Swaraj also alleged that she knows that certain prime benefits were offered to Justice Liberhan in return of a favorable report. She asked Union Home Minister P Chidambaram if any offers for the post of a Supreme Court Judge or a state governor role has been offered to the judge yet?
She reiterated the point that when Central Bureau of Investigation, the Intelligence Bureau, various Muslim organizations and the then central government led by Congress were unable to find any conspiracy theory behind the Babri Masjid demolition, what special work did Justice Liberhan do to find this out in 17 years or 6,036 days. Making fun of the Justice Liberhan’s charge that no mass movement was associated with the Ram temple, Sushma Swaraj asked him to move out of his air conditioned office and feel the pulse of common man, the followers of Lord Ram.
Sushma Swaraj agreed that the masjid was indeed demolished by Kar Sewaks but there was no conspiracy behind the movement. She spoke for 40 minutes at a stretch and left everyone wondering what really the motive behind the Liberhan Commission report was.