09/11/2019 2:23 PM IST

Uma Bharti Credits LK Advani For Ayodhya Verdict, Compares Him To The Himalayas

"We are here because of him," Uma Bharti said, reacting to the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case.

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Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti in a file photo. 

BJP leader Uma Bharti reacted to the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case saying, “we are here today because of Advaniji.” 

Bharti made the remarks when she went to visit BJP veteran LK Advani at his residence in New Delhi. 

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“It was Advaniji who brought the debate of pseudo secularism vs nationalism to the table of Indian politics. The Ayodhya movement came out of that debate,” she tweeted.

Bharti also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was taking India to new heights. She compared Advani to the Himalayas and gave him all the credit for the verdict today. 

Bharti and Advani were both present on 6 December 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished. 

Bharti was also charged with criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case. According to a report in The Indian Express, Bharti was accused in the chargesheet of raising slogans like “Ek dhakka aur do, Babri Masjid tod do” and “Masjid girao, mandir banao Babar ki aulad ko Pakistan bhagao”. In 2017, Bharti had said that she did not regret what happened in Ayodhya on 6 December. She also told news channel AajTak, “I am happy to be an accused in the Ayodhya movement case. Being an accused in Ayodhya movement is not a taint. I consider this as a chandan tilak on forehead.”