NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday strongly defended BJP veterans, who appeared before a special court in Lucknow in the Babri mosque demolition case.
While saying that they are innocent and will come out unscathed the minister slammed the Opposition blaming them for misinterpreting everything as he asserted that the Congress has introduced a 'D' campaign (disinformation campaign) for growth by it is disrupting the party.
“It is a legal process and let it happen…. We are sure that they are innocent and they will come out unscathed in the entire thing,” said Naidu as he refused to comment further as the matter is sub-judice.
The minister slammed the Opposition blaming them of misinterpreting everything. “The Opposition is not able to digest the election on Narendra Modi as Prime Minister especially his works towards the country and his consolidating leadership. That's why they has introduced a 'D' campaign i.e. disinformation campaign which they are sincerely working on. The opposition has every right to ask questions but misinterpreting everything is not good,” Naidu said while talking to media on Tuesday.
Naidu also pointed out that the NDA government never moved to withdraw the case against the top leaders. “Whatever they say is not true. Everybody knows that these cases were there for so long and were not withdrawn, even when Atal Bihari Vajapayee was prime minister and Advani was deputy prime minister,” he added.
The union minister lauded the BJP on its three years of success saying that Chief Ministers of the saffron party ruled states will soon interact with people and explain the developmental that took place across the country. He said that a new campaign on interacting with supporters will begin on June 15.
"We are happy about our performance because after all the survey and reports that media has given out the response is overwhelming. Our new campaign on interacting with the supporters will go on the floor by June 15," Naidu said.
On the recent ban on sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter, Naidu said that the Centre is examining representations given by states and some other organizations. He said that these rules were notified in the backdrop of some observations made by the Supreme Court and a parliamentary committee on preventing cruelty to animals and breaking nexus in animal markets including smuggling.
“However, subsequently some issues were raised by a few state governments and other trade organisations. These issues are being examined by the government,” Naidu said.