Insider's tale

Ayodhya and Narasimha Rao

Print edition : April 05, 2013

The Babri Masjid. Narasimha Rao's heart was set on constructing a Ram temple ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party and thus take the wind out of its sails. Photo: Subir Roy

P.V. Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister at the Tirumala temple. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Arjun Singh. His autobiography publishes the letters he wrote to Prime Minister Narasimha Rao warning that the mosque would be demolished. Photo: K. Pichumani

An insider’s account of why P.V. Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister did not act to prevent or stop the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
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