SC ruling on 2002 riots great relief: Advani

The Supreme Court ruling in the 2002 Gujarat riots case is a great relief to the BJP and to those who believe in the good administration of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, senior party leader LK Advani said here Monday.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2011, 16:38 PM IST

Mumbai: The Supreme Court ruling in the
2002 Gujarat riots case is a great relief to the BJP and to those who believe in the good administration of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, senior party leader L K Advani said here Monday.

"I have not seen any political person maligned in the way
Modi has been. In the political history of India, there hasn`t
been such misinformation propaganda against any other
political leader," Advani told reporters at the airport here.

Describing the Gujarat chief minister as an outstanding
leader of the BJP, capable of discharging every responsibility
assigned by the party, Advani said it was "good that the
Supreme Court did not accept or subscribe to the
misinformation campaign against Modi."

"Good governance (shushasan) and honest administration
provided by Modi government in Gujarat is one rarely seen in
any state or country," he said.

Advani said the country-wide `yatra`, to be undertaken by
him will focus on corruption and also on the government`s
failure to check black money.

"The government has not done enough to bring blackmoney
stashed away abroad back to the country. This creates doubt in
one`s mind whether this is due to the presence of some people
in the government, whose money is stashed abroad," he said.

In a relief to Modi, the Supreme Court today refused to
pass any order on his alleged inaction to contain the 2002
Gujarat riots after the Godhra train carnage and referred the
matter to the magistrate concerned in Ahmedabad for a
decision.

PTI