Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then UP chief minister Kalyan Singh knew of it.
The sting operation says the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Shiv Sena openly talked about the conspiracy, which was well planned and not a spontaneous act by a frenzied mob. It says the cadres were specifically trained for the mission.
Writing to the Election Commission shortly before Cobrapost was to hold a press conference here, BJP sought a bar on its contents being made public.
"We have met the EC and have asked to stop the broadcast of sting so that elections can be peaceful," BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was quoted as saying by CNN-IBN.
With the news Social Media as reacted strongly on the sting operation. the #hashtag Babri
Following are some of the tweets
@ramakrishnan002 Its an open secret that Indian Mujahedeen is by product of babri & 2002
— Becky (@calmgalin) April 4, 2014
— RAGHAV KUMAR (@raghavkumarIITD) April 4, 2014
The conspiracy angle of Babri Masjid hs been spken in past. Bt the sting shows Hindu leaders nt hesitant in getting supporters killed. Shame
— Abhisar Sharma (@abhisar_sharma) April 4, 2014
Cobtapost exposed BJP completely and Their lie . Babri demolition was planned .
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) April 4, 2014
How much did your leaders accept to confess? RT @ndtv: Cobrapost sting on Babri Masjid is a sponsored one: BJP
— Vidyut for #SWARAJ (@Vidyut) April 4, 2014
Babri demolition planned, including the killing of participating kar sevaks to project them as Hindu martyrs http://t.co/7Psu5Bf9fz
— culdivsac (@culdivsac) April 4, 2014
The Babri Masjid demolition by BJP irreparably damaged the secular soul of India & the dubious BJP lectures on communal harmony? #Shame
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) April 3, 2014
Did @narendramodi devotees listen yesterday's Advani - VANI. Advani disclosed that Modi was his minder on his Babri demolition drive.
— SoulCONGRESS (@CongressALL) April 1, 2014