Following the Mumbai court verdict that gave BJP president Amit Shah a clean chit on Tuesday, BJP workers celebrated near Shah’s residence in his assembly constituency of Naranpura.
State BJP president R C Faldu and vice president and spokesman I K Jadeja welcomed the verdict, saying that the then UPA Government had tried every trick to implicate Shah and erstwhile chief minister Narendra Modi in the fake encounter case by misusing the CBI as a ‘political weapon’.
“Today’s judgment has made it clear that the Congress had, with malicious intention, harassed Shah and the state government,” said Faldu and Jadeja in an official statement Tuesday.
They said that when the BJP and the the-then Gujarat government opposed the Centre’s moves with regard to the case, Congress leaders had maintained a stoic silence.
“The legal process has now exposed the Congress which was unable to face its political rivals by political means,” they said, adding that “the Congress had been using such means of harassing political opponents for a long time.”
Local BJP councillors and nearly 500 party workers gathered at Ankur Cross Road near Shah’s residence in Naranpura area and celebrated the court’s decision by bursting crackers on the occasion.
Director of Gujarat Housing Board Ramesh Patel who was present during the celebrations said, “We have expressed solidarity with Amitbhai who had to stay out of Gujarat for two years during hearing of the case.”