Saturday, November 24, 2012

Maya's involvement only with Modi's consent: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress welcomed the court verdict convicting former Gujarat minister and 31 others in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, saying that a minister's involvement showed the culpability of the Narendra Modi government.
“ No minister would have been involved in such a crime unless they had the consent of the chief minister,” Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said on the verdict pronounced by a Gujarat court.
Law Minister Salman Khurshid too welcomed the court decision, saying that it would “ enhance people's faith in the legal system”. However, he refused to comment on the Gujarat chief minister. “ I don't want to mix politics with issues around the case. It is not a political battle, but a legal and moral one,” Khurshid said.
Modi was the chief minister of the BJP government when a mob killed over 90 Muslims in Naroda Patiya in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002.
Modi's government is accused of being a tacit party to the 2002 Gujarat riots in which over 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed
No minister would have been involved in such a crime without the consent of the chief minister -- DIGVIJAY SINGH, general secretary, Congress