New Delhi, April 19: Expressing satisfaction over the Supreme Court’s decision to restore conspiracy charges against BJP top leaders, Congress MP Kapil Sibal said he is happy that majesty of law is upheld and hopes PM Modi remembers his “pronouncements” on morality.
The senior congress leader said it is a substantial step forward in the cause of justice. Today’s verdict, means the majesty of law has been upheld, I am happy about that.
After the SC decision, the Congress has demanded the resignation of Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh on the morality grounds. While the Bharti refuted the demand outrageously. Opposition also said Advani is out of the race for next president of India.
On the matter, Sibal said “As far as other issues concerned, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always very committed to the cause of morality. Those are his public pronouncements. Occasionally, he forgets morality when it comes to his ministers. Let us hope he doesnt forget (it) this time.”
Citing the fact that it took 25 years to bring the cause of justice to take a substantial step forward, Sibal said, “At least now it has been demonstrated that the majesty of the law is intact and that justice will be granted.”
Recalling Bollywood film Bees saal baad (20 years later), Congress leader said today’s development was like a new film– 25 saal baad, that which would finish in the next two years.
The apex court on Wednesday had said that proceedings should be completed in two years. Reacting to CBI plea, SC restored criminal conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi and Bharti and 10 other BJP leaders in the 1992 demolition case.
The court has clubbed all the trials in the matter pending against the leaders and karsevaks and ordered a day-to-day hearing.