New Delhi, Apr 19: With Supreme Court ordering restoration of conspiracy charges against top BJP leaders in Ayodhya temple case, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said she will not resign and ready to face trial.
"I will not resign. Congress has no moral right to ask for my resignation”, she told in a hurriedly-called press conference here.
"I am unapologetic about being part of the Ayodhya movement. I am ready to sacrifice my life for the Ram Mandir."
"I'm proud of Ram Mandir movement. There's no conspiracy, I' m ready to go to jail," she said in her reaction to the Supreme Court order that revived the charges against her and other top BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar among others.
She also attacked Congress saying that it has no moral right to seek her resignation, they themselves were responsible for anti-Sikh riots in Delhi.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court allowed the CBI plea to restore criminal conspiracy charge against top BJP leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
The court also clubbed the trial in the matter pending against the said leaders and 'karsevaks' and ordered day-to- day trial with the proceedings to be completed in a period of two years.