Citing his failure to check post-Godhra riots, NDA constituent JD(U) on Saturday made clear its opposition to Narendra Modi`s projection as Prime Ministerial candidate but ruled out the possibility of aligning with "enemy" Congress at the cost of "friend" BJP.
More than literature, it was politics that got highlighted at the concluding day of the Taj Literature Festival Sunday with a tussle over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate.
BJP Friday said it "apprehended
and suspected" that the government "engineered" selective
leaks of SIT report on post-Godhra riots to the media to divert attention from issues like price rise and corruption.
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has not so far responded to the summons issued by the SIT to appear before it on Monday in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots even as his office remained tight-lipped over the matter.