NEW DELHI, March 31 - To the disappointment of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, the Supreme Court today refused to grant urgent hearing to the appeals pertaining to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case, saying it was under the wrong impression that he was a party to it and not an intervenor.
Chief Justice JS Khehar, who on March 21 had suggested an out-of-court settlement to the dispute and even offered to mediate between the parties, today told Swamy that the bench came to know through press that he was not a party to the litigation and only an intervenor.
�At the moment we don�t have the time. We cannot hear you. We do not have the time right now,� the bench, also comprising Justice DY Chandrachud, said.
�You did not tell us that you were not a party to the case, we only got to know that from the press,� it said when Swamy mentioned his interim plea for urgent listing. � PTI