Is Modi fasting to atone for 2002 riots, asks Cong

Congress had a dig at Gujarat CM Narendra Modi over his `Sadbhavna` mission fast at Godhra, wondering whether it was for expiating for the 2002 riots.

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2012, 21:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress had a dig at Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his `Sadbhavna` mission fast
at Godhra, wondering whether it was for expiating for the 2002
communal discord in the state.

"Modi should better clarify for which reason he had
undertaken the fast at Godhra? What he is expeiating for?"
"Is he expiating for carnage in Godhra or for the fact
that the functioning of the legal system came under a cloud
under his regime and more than 100 cases were transferred
outside Gujarat? If he maintains ambiguity, the whole nation
will see it as a political drama," party spokesman Abhishek
Singhvi told reporters.

He said Congress felt Modi is undertaking the fast to
"mislead" the people and get over the "taint" of the 2002
riots.

"We do not expect any clarification will come from Modi
as his objective is to spread ambiguity and speak in forked
tongue to get political mileage. There is no sincerity behind
the fast".

PTI