Verdict on Modis involvement in riots should be accepted

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 30 2014, 10:51am hrs
A leader of a Congress ally, NCP, on Wednesday 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 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, Union minister Praful Patel told reporters.

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

Patel said it was for each person to give his or her version in an interview but politics was based on perception of not just the politicians but the public too. The fact remains that if the judicial system has given 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 Modi controversy.

He merely remarked that whether Modi wins or loses, it will be the people of India who will pick the PM.