Accept court order, no need for debate on Narendra Modi, says Sharad Pawar

Pawar was asked about Patel's recent statement that any judicial pronouncement on Modi's alleged involvement in the post-Godhra riots should be accepted.

Kolhapur | Published:February 2, 2014 10:05 pm
Pawar had met Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate, last month in New Delhi. However, later Pawar refuted the report. (PTI) Pawar had met Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, last month in New Delhi. However, later Pawar refuted the report. (PTI)

Sharad Pawar on Sunday said there was no need for a debate once courts had ruled on Narendra Modi’s role during the 2002 riots, days after similar remarks by his party colleague Praful Patel led to suggestions that NCP was going soft on the BJP PM candidate.

The party, however, insisted that it had “fundamental ideological” difference with Modi and ruled out alliance with BJP.

Responding to a query during a press conference here, the NCP chief and Union Minister Pawar said, “If courts have given their verdict, then the question of holding a debate on it does not arise. We accept the court’s order and there won’t be any debate on it.”

Pawar was asked about Patel’s recent statement that any judicial pronouncement on Modi’s alleged involvement in the post-Godhra riots should be accepted.

“….judicial system is the final recourse for getting justice on any issue or to bring finality to any controversy, and if the judicial system has given any pronouncement, we ought to respect it. We will not question it further,” Patel had said.

A report in a Marathi daily earlier this week had said that Pawar had met Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, last month in New Delhi. However, later Pawar refuted the report.

Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that they have ideological difference with Modi and there was no question of alliance with him.

“We have a fundamental ideological with Narendra Modi. It is not about a particular individual. NCP is always with secular forces and continue to remain with them. We can’t afford to tie up with communal forces.

“We stated this since the first day of the formation of our party. So there is no question of forming any political alliance with Modi and BJP,” Anwar said.

“Technically, the court has given him (Modi) a clean chit but he is still under suspicion. People don’t seem to agree with the fact that whatever was happened in 2002 was without his consent or support,” he said, adding, “that’s why US, UK and European Union don’t permit visa to him.”

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    Ankit raj
    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:21 am
    They should also know that lower court's verdict is not final one..
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      vipin gurjar
      Feb 3, 2014 at 10:26 am
      Sharad Pawar and his Prty colleagues may be right in saying there was no need for debate once courts had ruled on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role during the riots but remember lower court cant refrence.
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        vipin gurjar
        Feb 3, 2014 at 10:26 am
        Sharad Pawar and his Prty colleagues may be right in saying there was no need for debate once courts had ruled on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role during the riots but remember lower court cant refrence.
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          vipin gurjar
          Feb 3, 2014 at 9:23 am
          Untll and unless Supreme Court of India finally decides the matter, one can not say that Narendra Modi had no role in 2002's Gujarat riots.
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            MMH
            Feb 3, 2014 at 7:55 am
            Mr. Pawar when anyone of your family members would have been killed or raped than you would have not commented so generously. Court can give him clean chit as money power can wipe/silence many things. But final verdict is yet to come from that ALMIGHTY which will not spare anyone. And those who support or with him n his ideologies will all have to face the music. Because helpless victims who have been killed, raped, ousted, burnt etc.. curse will never dies till this world ends it will follow everywhere, every time beware.
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              MMH
              Feb 3, 2014 at 7:55 am
              Mr. Pawar when anyone of your family members would have been killed or raped than you would have not commented so generously. Court can give him clean chit as money power can wipe/silence many things. But final verdict is yet to come from that ALMIGHTY which will not spare anyone. And those who support or with him n his ideologies will all have to face the music. Because helpless victims who have been killed, raped, ousted, burnt etc.. curse will never dies till this world ends it will follow everywhere, every time beware.
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                pk surendran
                Feb 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm
                dont trust his fellow. he is slippery, selfish, opportunist. bjp beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                  U N
                  Feb 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm
                  It seems that Congress party has no faith in Indian judicial system especially when it involves their opponent. Their aim is to harp on Gujarat riots forgetting murdering of thousands of Sikhs in Delhi.
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                    vijaygupta
                    Feb 3, 2014 at 1:30 am
                    How will PRESS prove it's SECULARISM, if it does not continue this tirade on behalf of ROYAL FAMILY
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                      vijaygupta
                      Feb 3, 2014 at 1:30 am
                      How will PRESS prove it's SECULARISM, if it does not continue this tirade on behalf of ROYAL FAMILY
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                        Citizen
                        Feb 3, 2014 at 1:45 am
                        What an enlightenment?????????? Cat on the wall ????????????? Jaihind
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                          Citizen
                          Feb 3, 2014 at 1:45 am
                          What an enlightenment?????????? Cat on the wall ????????????? Jaihind
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