New Delhi: Union minister and BJP leader Uma Bharti today dismissed the Congress demand for her resignation after the Supreme Court ordered that she be tried for criminal conspiracy in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.
There was "no conspiracy and everything was in open" in the matter, she told reporters after the apex court verdict.
Bharti said she was "proud, unapologetic and unrepentant" about her association with the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and was prepared to get "hanged or be jailed" on the issue of construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The firebrand leader said she will leave for Ayodhya tonight to seek Lord Ram's blessings for the construction of a temple, but later her office stated she has cancelled her plan but gave no reason for it.
"There was no conspiracy, everything was in the open...I was associated with the Ram temple movement with full confidence and pride.”