Amidst an air of jubilation over the Metropolitan Magistrate court rejecting Zakia Jafris petition against Chief Minister Narendra Modi,Gujarat BJP president R C Faldu has demanded an apology from the elements that had tried to mislead even the judiciary in the name of seeking justice for 2002 riots victims.
He said that the clean chit to Modi by the court on Thursday amounted to the victory of truth and justice. The court has rejected each and every falsehood spread by those seeking to destroy Modi and Gujarat, Faldu said.
He said that the ruling was not just the victory of the peaceful people of Gujarat,but also of Modis relentless attempts to maintain goodwill (sadbhavna) and truth. He said that despite the Congress,other parties and NGOs working tirelessly against Modi,he won the last three Assembly elections. Never before in the history of the country was an elected chief minister probed like Modi, he said.
The people of the country need to question hypocrite NGOs who conspired to finish Modi politically in the name of getting justice for riot-affected victims. Even after this verdict,these elements are going to continue misleading people. But they will not be able to succeed, he said.
Finance Minister Nitin Patel said,This is a happy moment for Gujarat. Various false allegations were levelled against the Modi government in the post-Godhra riots. They were done by the Congress. The SC had given a clean chit…the SIT had given clean chit…. and now court has given clean chit. This just goes to prove that the Modi government had taken all necessary steps to maintain security and peace.
He further said,The Congress is time and again finding itself helpless against the increasing popularity of Modi. And that was the reason this so-called secular force had come up with baseless allegations.
State BJP general-secretary Vijay Rupani also lambasted the Congress for its anti-Modi designs being repelled even as it was forming a commission unconstitutionally to investigate snooping row. This is a step taken with a malicious intent,Rupani said in a statement on Thursday. After losing elections in four states,the Congress is now fighting the BJP with the medium of commissions of inquiry against Modi,but people are on his side, he said.