28 November, 2020

So Many Aftertales

Two books blame Rao for Ayodhya; former aides spring to his defence

So Many Aftertales

“My information was, Rao had connived at the demolition. He sat at puja when the kar sevaks began pulling down the mosque and rose only when the last stone had been removed. Madhu Limaye told me that during the puja, Rao's aide whispered in his ears that the masjid had been demolished. Within seconds, the puja was over.”

Kuldip Nayar in Beyond the Lines

“I rang up the prime minister's residence early in the afternoon. I was told that he was not available to talk to anyone. I asked the person who had answered my call: 'Since when is he incommunicado, or is he out of Delhi.’ He...



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