Modi should resign on moral grounds, says CongressSeptember 18th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress Sunday took a dig at fasting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his remark that there was no police complaint against him for the 2002 riots, and said he should resign on moral grounds.
Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela, who is on a parallel fast to protest the Modi regime’s “corruption and wastefulness”, said the chief minister was correct in saying that there was no first information report (FIR) against him.
“He is right. It is very difficult to lodge FIR against anybody… I am worried that FIRs were not lodged,” Vaghela told a news channel.
He said Modi should resign on “moral grounds”.
“He should take moral responsibility that people have been killed and it was responsibility of police (to protect them),” Vaghela said.
The Congress leader alleged that police were told after the riots not to “do anything” as “reaction had taken place (to Godhra train incident).”
He said whether they were Hindus or Muslims, people killed in the riots were Gujaratis.
“Where was law and order…Ehsan Jafri was half-an-hour on phone,” Vaghela said, referring to former party MP who was killed in the riots in Gulberg Society here.
Veghela said police did not come to Jafri’s rescue.
The Congress leader said the Supreme Court “had not given clean chit” to Modi in the Gulberg Society case.
“The magistrate will decide..It is propaganda by the BJP,” he added.
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