Badal hails court order Gujarat riots
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 23:18
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday welcomed a Gujarat court verdict rejecting the protest petition against the clean chit given to BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi by the SIT in 2002 riots.

"The Congress had always worked against the letter and spirit of the law, vitiated the political climate through acts of political immorality and set new standards in lowly conduct in public affairs. On the issue of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress had violated the repeated findings of the different bodies and institutions, including the apex court," Badal, the supremo of BJP's ally SAD, said.

The decision, like the earlier report of the Supreme Court-appointed SIT, has further confirmed the belief that the Congress party was using all kinds of tricks including legal subterfuge to implicate the Gujarat Chief Minister in one false case or the other.

"The verdict should be seen as a strong moral rebuff to the negative and destructive politics indulged in by the Congress," the Chief Minister said.

In a major relief to Modi, a metropolitan court in Ahmedabad rejected the petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, objecting to the Supreme Court-appointed SIT's closure report absolving Modi of complicity in the conspiracy behind the 2002 carnage which left over 1000 people dead, mostly Muslims.


First Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 23:18

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