BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said reports had appeared in papers about a sting operation related to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute.

"We had in the morning spoken to Election Commission and also written a letter that an NGO named Cobrapost in the name of a sting operation is planning to show a sponsored sting on the sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue....Its telecast and publication should be immediately barred," Naqvi said.

“There is an attempt to inject poison in the peaceful and amicable election atmosphere in the country,” he added.

Naqvi said the BJP had asked the Election Commission to take action ‘against whoever is behind such a mischievous conspiracy’.

The BJP leader further said the Congress has lost the battle on ground and was now trying to use pawns to spoil the atmosphere ahead of elections.

When asked to comment about the content of the sting operation, Naqvi said, “The timing is more important than content and raises questions as the election is at its peak and the atmosphere is friendly and peaceful. The election is being contested on the issue of Congress' misgovernance. The people have rejected the secular versus communal plank on which Congress contests and real issues are being raised. Naturally those who contested on non-issues are upset.”

(JPN/Agencies)

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