Citing Supreme Court directives to maintain status quo at the disputed site, the Uttar Pradesh government had on Monday denied permission to VHP's 'Chaurasi Kosi Yatra' (pilgrimage), scheduled between August 25 and September 13.

"There is no fixed date for the Yatra and it is undertaken throughout the year. Government's decision is wrong and exposes its dual character and communal mentality," BJP state president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said.

Bajpai said by supporting government's decision, BSP supremo Mayawati has also proved her mentality of Muslim appeasement.

He also pulled up the state government over its minister Azam Khan's statement on SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's meeting with VHP leaders.

Azam had on Monday said that Mulayam's meeting with VHP leaders will send a wrong signal to the minority community.

"The manner in which Khan issued a statement and raised objection, shows that everything is not right with the government. It confirms that there is a communication gap between the ministers," Bajpai said.

(Agencies)

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