Udupi: Sri Vishweshatheertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math denied his involvemnet in demolition of Babri Masjid. "I had slapped the person who demolished the first dome of the Babri Masjid. There was no plan of demolishing
the Masjid on that day," said seer of Pejawar Math, Sri Vishweshatheertha Swamiji recalling old memories.
"I do not have any part in demolition of the Masjid. When I was reciting hymns in front of the homa, stones fell on the dome suddenly. When I left the pooja and ran inside the Masjid, a group of youths was celebrating the demolition of the dome. I slapped the cheek of the karsevak who had brought the structure down and scolded him on the spot. Do not accuse me without any reason. All are giving statements without knowing the fact.
Know the truth by asking the saints, sages, politicians and media of that time," he said.
"Let the central government either take out an ordinance or conduct a public poll throughout the country.
Referendum might be expensive. Maintenance of law and order might be a challenge. But the Ram Mandir needs to be
built," he added.