Ambaji (Guj): A day ahead of an Ahmedabad
court opening a crucial SIT report on post-Godhra riots, Chief
Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday warned of a "storm of criticism
by anti-Gujarat forces" to sweep the state in the next 24
"There will be a storm in the form of criticism in next
24 hours, but the anti-Gujarat forces will not be successful
in doing any harm," Modi said after his day-long Sadhbhavana
fast held here on Sunday without elaborating.
"Those who have been criticising Gujarat for the last one
decade are going to come back to abuse us once again and this
is because they cannot digest the success of Sadhbhavna that
is peace, unity and harmony," Modi said.
A magisterial court in Ahmedabad will conduct a crucial
hearing tomorrow on the Special Investigation Team report in a
complaint against Modi and others in connection with 2002
The SIT report has reportedly given a clean chit to Modi
stating there is no `prosecutable evidence` against him in the
Modi also urged the `anti-Gujarat forces` to accept that
peace, harmony and brotherhood prevails in the state, and not
to treat Gujaratis as people of an enemy state.
He also warned the `anti-Gujarat forces` to do their
politics outside Gujarat.
"They have done enough of salt rubbing into our wounds,
but they cannot misguide the people of Gujarat. They cannot
see Muslims, Christians and people of other religions working
together. Few people who are against Gujarat are baffled by
the success of Sadhbhavna," he said.
He also criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his
recent statement that malnutrition was a shame for the nation.
"He (Prime Minister) accepted that malnutrition was a
shame, but what next. What to do? Merely expressing his pain
will not resolve the problem," Modi said.
Gujarat has shown the way with regard to malnutrition,
where hundreds of people donated Sukhdi(sweet preparation
made of jaggery and wheat flour) and dry fruits for the
malnourished children, he said.