Varanasi DM acted in impartial manner: Digvijay Singh

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said here that Varanasi District Magistrate acted in an impartial manner by denying permission to a rally of BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

PTI| Updated: May 10, 2014, 00:55 AM IST

Indore: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said here that Varanasi District Magistrate acted in an impartial manner by denying permission to a rally of BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

"Modi is facing a threat to his life and in the absence of police and Intelligence Bureau report it is not possible for the district administration to grant permission to him for holding a rally. Had anything happened, the DM could have lost his job," said Digvijay.

"The DM has acted in an impartial manner and also gave permission to a number of Modi`s (other) programmes. But BJP protested only to create an issue. BJP has no respect for the constitutional bodies," he said.

Singh also denied that UPA did a U-turn on appointment of judge to probe the snooping allegations against Modi and Gujarat government because of the pressure from Congress`s allies.

"No U-turn was made. Model code of conduct is in force in the country and therefore it is not possible to appoint a judge now," he said.