Is speaking against Modi becoming fashionable? BJP

Defending the arrest police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, BJP on Tuesday said it is being done as per the legal process.

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2011, 20:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Defending the arrest police
officer Sanjiv Bhatt, BJP on Tuesday said it is being done as per
the legal process and asked if the attacks against Gujarat
Chief Minister show that being anti-Narendra Modi has become
"fashionable".
"The action has been taken against Bhatt as he has
misused his position by forcefully getting a policeman to
prepare an affidavit. Only the due process of law is being
followed. We do not understand where Modi is involved in
this," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Bhatt was arrested last Friday on an FIR filed by
constable K D Pant. The DIG has accused Modi of complicity in
the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

BJP described the attacks against Modi as a "sad state
of affairs".

"If I may say lightly, is it fashionable to talk
anti-Modi?" Sitharaman said, adding that in such a scenario
law of the land can never take full play.

Sitharaman also sought to know how Bhatt could be called
a "whistleblower".
BJP alleged the central government has started acting
against all those who raise their voice in protest.

Sitharaman said while Anna Hazare was troubled earlier,
his close associate Arvind Kejriwal has been questioned and
now Kiran Bedi`s NGOs are being raided.

"Since Subramanium Swamy is active against 2-G spectrum
scam, now he is also being targeted," Sitharaman alleged,
adding "we cannot have a hypocritical, partisan stand
on issues."

PTI