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Rahul slams Modi on 2002 again, questions ‘clean chit’

Rahul slams Modi on 2002 again, questions ‘clean chit’

Contending that Modi was answerable on moral grounds as chief minister, he went on to say, ‘beyond that there should be a legal accountability for the clear and inexcusable failure of governance under him.’

In an interview to a news agency, when asked about Modi being given a clean chit by the Supreme Court-appointed SIT and the courts and, therefore, he had nothing to answer for or apologize for about the post-Godhra riots, Gandhi replied, ‘As you know, the SIT report had been seriously questioned by a number of credible experts. Grave flaws have been pointed out in the functioning of the SIT. The acceptance of the flawed SIT report by the lowest court has not yet been subjected to judicial scrutiny by higher courts.’

‘The specific allegation and evidence pointing to Modi’s responsibility in the 2002 riots are yet to be adequately probed. Any talk of his having been given a clean chit may be politically expedient, but is far too premature. There are many unanswered questions. There is a lot more the country needs to know,’ he added.

Gandhi said BJP seeks to ‘suppress large numbers of India’s ideas’ and envisions an ‘India in which power is centralised in the hands of individuals.’ Echoing prime minister Manmohan Singh’s earlier statement, the Congress scion took another dig at the BJP PM nominee when he said, ‘The ideas that Mr Modi represents are dangerous for India.’ 

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