On December 6 in 1992, when thousands of ‘kar sewaks’ had gathered in the holy city, Singh was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. “No regrets, no repentance, no sorrow, no grief,” Singh had said in a TV interview on the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
In the viral interview, he said that he had made proper security arrangements and had also clearly directed officials to protect the structure at any cost. However, he had also ordered officials to not fire at lakhs of kar sewaks as it would have resulted in thousands of deaths and stampedes.
Singh had also expressed, “There are people who call the incident a thing of national shame, but I say it is a thing of national pride.”
On being asked that his order had led to the division of the country, Singh said that it has not been divided to date and that it’s the politicians who are trying to divide people.