Atal brought to tears to hear Ruchika`s tale: Shanta
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Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2009, 20:50
  
New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was moved to tears when he heard the tragic tale of Ruchika Girihotra's molestation while he was still in office, ex Union minister Shanta Kumar said on Friday.

Kumar, who was the Food Minister in the NDA government at the Centre, said Vajpayee came to know about Ruchika's sad story in 2000 when he read a letter written by him to the then Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala asking him to take stern action against former DGP S P S Rathore in the case.

"After hearing the episode from me tears rolled down Vajpayee's face", the veteran BJP leader from Himachal Pradesh said.

Vajpayee also strongly approved of Kumar's letter to Chautala recommending stringent action against former Haryana police chief in the case.

"Vajpayee told me that I had done the right thing (writing a letter to Chautala over the incident)," Kumar, currently a Rajya Sabha member from his home state claimed.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 25, 2009, 20:50


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