20th April 2017
Modi’s role in the infamous rath yatra AND Babri Masjid demolition
We tend to forget that Modi has a long hand – and involvement in incitement to hatred.
MODI ORGANISED THE RATH YATRA OF 1990, THE PRECURSOR TO BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION
He was the KEY ORGANISER of the 1990 rath yatra.
“n early 1990s, he was promoted to become the strategist who organized Rath Yatra for LK Advani & Ekta Yatra for Murli Manohar Joshi.” [Source]
L K Advani set off on his Ram Rath Yatra for Ayodhya, setting the course for the BJP, changing the politics of the country, and paving the way for the then unknown “backroom manager” of this enterprise, Narendra Modi. [Source]
LK Advani, for years one of the most powerful men in the BJP, gave Narendra Modi his first big breaks in the party. Mr Advani’s famous rath yatra in 1990 from Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, was organised by his protege. [Source]
I’m not sure where this photo below is from (I don’t quite trust the source of the photo below)
Picture above: With L.K. Advani, after the riots of 1992 in Surat [Source – but I don’t trust this. Appears to be from well before 1992]
1991 – ADVANI FILES NOMINATION IN PRESENCE OF MODI AND AMIT SHAH
Modi was very closely associated with Advani’s plans:
Picture above: Advani with Modi during the former’s filing of nomination from Gandhinagar in 1991. (3rd from left) Amit Shah [source]
MODI’S INVOLVEMENT IN BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION, 1992
Just after the Babri Masjid, Modi continued to be at Advani’s side.
Picture above: December 8, 1992: Advani at his residence in New Delhi soon after his arrest in connection with with the Babri Masjid demolition case. Also seen is Narendra Modi, whom Advani praises in his autobiography. [Source]
Don’t have time for more research now. Happy for readers to send me links.