New Delhi: Congress on Sunday dismissed Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s charge against Home Minister P Chidambaram of "promoting indiscipline" in the police force,
suggesting that finding truth behind the riots in 2002 was
"more important than disciplining the officers".
"The Gujarat Chief Minister for the last nine years has
been obfuscating the issue. It needs to be given a serious
thought as to what is more important - disciplining the
officers or (finding the) truth of the massacre," party
spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters.
His remarks came a day after Modi shot off a letter to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his direct intervention
against Chidambaram for his remarks on Gujarat IPS officers,
saying they were aimed at "promoting indiscipline" in the
"Congress-led UPA government is trying to destabilise the
democratically-elected government in the state of Gujarat,"
Modi said in his letter to the Prime Minister.
His letter to the prime minister came after Chidambaram`s
remark two days back that the Centre could intervene on the
issue of IPS officers of Gujarat if the affected officers so
The Gujarat government has suspended IPS officers Sanjiv
Bhatt and chargesheeted another senior officer Rahul Sharma,
whistle-blowers of the 2002 Gujarat riots.