RJD asks Modi to quit as Gujarat CM

RJD on Sunday asked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to quit from his post following IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt`s affidavit that he had directed the police to allow Hindus to vent their anger.

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2011, 21:02 PM IST

Patna: RJD on Sunday asked Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi to quit from his post following IPS
officer Sanjeev Bhatt`s affidavit that he had directed the
police to allow Hindus to vent their anger in the aftermath of
the burning of Sabarmati Express at Godhra in 2002.

"Modi`s role in the post-Godhra Gujarat riots case has
been proved beyond an iota of doubt following the revelation
by the senior police official ... The latter should quit chief
ministership to allow the ongoing investigation by SIT to
carry on without being influenced by him," RJD spokesman
Shakeel Ahmed Khan told reporters here.

Modi, he said, should be charged with `mass murder`
and tried by the court for it.

But the Gujarat chief minister was allowed to be at
large despite his `complicity` in the Gujarat riots.

Khan sought to embarass ruling JD(U), a major
constituent of NDA, by demanding that the party clarify its
stand on the Gujarat riots following Bhatt`s affidavit.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should also speak up
and clarify his stand on the sensitive issue, he added.

PTI