Modi should have resigned by now: Cong

Congress said the Modi should have resigned by now in the wake of several strictures, observations and inquiries against his government.

Updated: Jan 25, 2012, 21:31 PM IST

New Delhi: With the Supreme Court issuing
yet another direction to Narendra Modi-run Gujarat today,
Congress said the Chief Minister should have resigned by now
in the wake of several strictures, observations and inquiries
against his government on diverse matters.

"It is not going to happen given the fact that "obduracy
and insensitivity is the norm of the Chief Minister (Modi)
....who is thick-skinned and greedy for power" Party spokesman
Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.
He said had it been any other state in India, the Chief
Minister would have resigned if it had received so many
strictures, observations and inquiries.

"So many stages have come in Gujarat when any
self-respecting Chief Minister would have resigned...but their
political dictionary is different", he said, adding that Modi
will "not even offer to resign".
Singhvi`s reaction came close on the heels of the apex
court asking a panel to look into the killings in alleged fake
encounters in BJP-ruled Gujarat between 2002 and 2006.

BJP, on the other hand, downplayed the development with
party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar, hoping that the apex
court will adopt the "same approach" while dealing with
similar complaints in other states as well.

Speaking separately, Javadekar said when the Supreme
Court receives complaints of fake encounters from states like
Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana, he hoped the apex
court will adopt "same approach" in dealing with the cases in
Gujarat.

He also said BJP will give a structured response on the
order after going through it.

PTI