New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Friday lambasted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for "justifying and trivialising" the 2002 riots, saying he was not ready even now to express regrets for it.
"It is utterly shameful that he is justifying the genocide and using inappropriate examples and analogies to trivialise the enormity of it," senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat told PTI.
Reacting to Modi`s comments in an interview to a foreign news agency, she said "Even today, he is not ready to express regret either for the genocide or for the cold-blooded murder of innocents by the police. This is Modi`s model of governance."
The CPI(M) Politburo member said Modi`s economic policies were also "pro-corporate and pro-rich" as reflected in the recent Human Development Index for Gujarat which shows the "pathetic" state of affairs facing the vast majority of people in the state, especially the tribals.