The NCP chief claimed that BJP leader
leader Vijaya Raje Scindia had assured then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao that Babri Masjid would not collapse. Despite this, he told then Prime Minister Kuch Narasimha Rao that the BJP was not to be trusted in this matter.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar revealed on Tuesday that when the Ram Janmabhoomi movement was gaining momentum, he had advised then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao not to trust the BJP’s promise that nothing would happen at Babri Masjid. Sharad Pawar said that Vijaya Raje Scindia, then BJP leader, had assured then Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao that nothing would happen at Babri Masjid. Rao believed her words against the advice of his ministers. Sharad Pawar was Minister of Defense in the Narasimha Rao government.
On the release of journalist Neerja Chowdhary’s book “How Prime Ministers Decide”, Pawar, who was Defense Minister at the time of the Babri Masjid demolition, said he was present at that meeting with then Home Minister Shankarrao Chavan and Home Minister Madhav Godbole. Mr. Pawar said that at this meeting, Vijaya Raje Scindia had assured the then Prime Minister, Mr. Rao, that nothing would happen to Babri Masjid.
The NCP chief said that the Home Minister and the Home Secretary felt that anything could happen, but that Narasimha Rao had chosen to trust Scindia.
Sharad Pawar described the incident as follows. “There was a group of ministers, I was a member of that group. In that meeting, Vijaya Raje Scindia had said that nothing would happen to Babri Masjid, Vijaya Raje had said that they would take all necessary measures and that the PM would not have to take strict measures. should be taken.”
The NCP chief said Vijaya Raje’s suggestion had been accepted by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao, after which the Home Minister, the Home Minister and Sharad Pawar himself advised Prime Minister Narasimha Rao not to rely on the words of BJP leaders, as anything is possible. Sharad Pawar said that the Prime Minister preferred to rely on the words of BJP leaders and, after that, we all know what happened.
During the program, journalist Neerja Chowdhary recalled Rao’s conversation with some senior journalists after the demolition of the mosque, during which the Prime Minister was asked what he was doing at the time of the demolition.
Chowdhary said Rao had told reporters that he had let it happen because it would open a serious wound and he thought the BJP would lose its main political card. In addition to Sharad Pawar, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, former Railway Minister and BJP leader Dinesh Trivedi and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan were present at the book release.
The program was directed by journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. Dinesh Trivedi spoke about Rajiv Gandhi’s time as Prime Minister and the role of one of his key advisors, Arun Nehru. Mr. Trivedi said: “Arun Nehru was like a member of the family […]. He was one of the best and if that had continued, things would have been very different.”
Prithviraj Chavan said – not to the Anna movement be able to manage
Prithviraj Chavan, who was Union Minister in Manmohan Singh’s government, said the mismanagement of the Anna Hazare movement had led to the downfall of the Congress-led coalition government. He said, “The reason for the fall of the government was the earlier scams, 2G…. We didn’t manage the Anna movement properly, that’s why the Congress government fell.” He also said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was good at building consensus and that he had also signed the nuclear deal.
Which prime ministers are mentioned in Neerja Chowdhary’s book?
Neerja Chaudhary’s book analyzes the working style of the country’s prime ministers through six historically significant decisions. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s return to power in 1980 after her humiliating defeat at the end of the 1977 state of emergency, Rajiv Gandhi’s decision to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in the Shah Bano case, VP Singh’s implementation of the Mandal Commission report, Pradhan The topics covered in the book PV Narasimha Rao’s role as a minister include