NCP tells Rahul Gandhi to respect court orders on Narendra Modi

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 29 2014, 23:42pm hrs
Rahul GandhiRahul Gandhi had accused Narendra Modi government of abetting riots in Gujarat. (PTI)
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi's comments in a recent interview, a leader of a Congress ally, NCP, Union Minister Praful Patel today said any judicial pronouncement on Narendra Modi's alleged involvement in the post-Godhra riots should be accepted and should not be questioned further.

"We are in an era when we believe that the judicial system is the final recourse to 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," Praful Patel told reporters here.

He was replying to questions on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's attack on the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a television interview accusing his government of abetting and pushing the 2002 riots in the state.

Patel said it was for each one to give his or her version in an interview but politics was based on perception of not just the politicians but the public too. "

"But the fact remains that if the judicial system has given certain finality to any controversy, then we should let it rest there," the NCP leader said.

Another allied leader Farooq Abdullah, a Union Minister who belongs to the National Conference, did not want to wade into the Narendra Modi controversy.

He merely remarked whether Narendra Modi wins or loses it will be the people of India who will decide who will be the prime minister.