At last the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has admitted that Rahul Gandhi is a serious competitor and consequently to humble him, he has doubled the false contents in his campaign speeches. In Gujarat campaign, he flayed the senior Congress leader and legal luminary Kapil Sibal for linking the Ayodhya issue with polls. He said that pleading on behalf of Sunni Wakf Board, Kapil Sibal made a plea to the Supreme Court to defer the hearing of the case till the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 were over. Kapil Sibal said he never pleaded for the Sunni Wakd Board. He asked the Prime Minister to check the facts before going public on any issue. The fact was not checked by the Prime Minister.
Differences came to the fore about the deferment of the case. Muslim Personal Law Board supported the lawyer but Sunni Wakf Board said Kapil Sibal did not represent them and they would not favour that the hearing of the case be deferred. Thus the Muslim community is now divided on the issue. However, the Supreme Court rejected the plea made by Kapil Sibal.
The BJP has come out with a serious charge that Kapil Sibal made the plea at the instance of the Congress which wants to put off the case. The Congress strongly refuted the charge and said it had nothing to do with the hearing of the case. The party would accept the verdict of the court whenever it may come.
While finding fault with Kapil Sibal, the Prime Minister forgot the history of the dispute that it had been the BJP which exploited the issue for the elections for decades together. The Masjid-Mandir dispute had been the lifeblood for the BJP for a long time. The issue is still exploited by the party to gain political mileage.