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Congress steps up attack on Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 19:29

New Delhi: Congress on Saturday stepped up
attack against Narendra Modi in the wake of allegations by a
senior police official of his support to post-Godhra rioters,
saying victims will not get justice as long as he is the Chief
Minister of Gujarat.
"As long Narendra Modi is Chief Minister, the victims
cannot get justice there," party general secretary Digvijay
Singh told reporters replying to a volley of questions on the
recent affidavit filed by IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt in the
Supreme Court on post-Godhara riots in 2002.

The officer had said that he was present in a meeting
on February 27, 2002 where Modi said the Muslims should be
taught a lesson for the Godhra riots.

Singh`s reaction came on a day when former BJP
President Rajnath Singh came to Modi`s defence saying he could
not even imagine that the Gujarat Chief Minister could do so.

"From what I know of Narendra Modi personally I cannot
even imagine (that he would have supported post-Godhra
rioters. The court will itself decide on the PIL or affidavit
that this person has filed," Singh told reporters in reply to
a question.
Reacting to the affidavit, Congress spokesperson
Manish Tewari said yesterday "This is a known fact that it was
not riot that had happened in Gujarat but a state-sponsored
terrorism. We appeal to all those who praise the Gujarat Chief
Minister to take a look at the PIL filed in the SC and the
plight of those killed in the carnage."


First Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 19:29
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