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It would be a disaster if Shri Modi becomes the PM, says the PM

The Prime Minister in his presser categorically & forcefully made two points with regard to Shri Modi.

 

Firstly, that it would be a disaster if Shri Modi were to become the PM.

 

Secondly that Shri Modi presided over a massacre in the streets of Ahmedabad in 2002.

 

These were not remarks made lightly.  Through out his presser, the PM chose his words carefully, and was most animated when responding to the question on Modi.  As such, the PM’s assertion that Shri Modi presided over a massacre in Ahmedabad must be taken in all seriousness.

 

Serious questions hang over Shri Modi’s candidature as BJP’s nominee for the PM’s post.  Here is an incumbent Prime Minister who took office in 2004, about 2 years after the 2002 riots, and one who had every reason to familiarize himself with the circumstances surrounding those riots.  His remarks thus assume special significance; more so since he feels electing Shri Modi would be a disaster.  He has every obligation, as the incumbent PM, to prevent such a disaster and not preside over one himself.

 

The State should have prosecuted Shri Modi.  Instead, private citizens like the widowed Smt. Zalkia Jafri pursued cases against Shri Modi. That in itself was a monumental failure of the State.  Worse, the Gujarat government took every opportunity to obstruct justice and destroy evidence as reported in the press.  There is a widespread perception that Shri Modi was able to use the lengthy, torturous criminal justice procedures to frustrate prosecution.

 

We now have a statement from the Prime Minster himself, no less, that in substance supports Zaklia Jafri’s plea that Shri Modi was complicit in conniving at the massacre that took her husband’s life.  Under the circumstances, it would be in the fitness of things for Zakia Jafri to request the PM to stand witness in the Supreme Court, where she has the right to appeal, and reveal the basis for the assertion he made in his presser today.

 

Furthermore, the SC itself has gone to considerable length to assist Smt Zakia Jafri in having her husband’s murder investigated into.  Would it not be befitting if the Court were take suo moto notice of the PM’s assertion and invite him to explain himself in the court?

 

Shri Modi’s election is of great importance to the future of this country.  Shri Modi stands accused of a serious misdemeanor by the Prime Minister himself.  Would he not like to clear his name before he bids for the highest executive post in the land?  Would we not like that he so clear the miasma of doubt & suspicion that still dogs him?

 

Eminent lawyers should volunteer to help Smt Zakia Jafri draft her appeal to the Supreme Court and request the Prime Minister to stand witness to his statement so that justice is not only done but also seen to be done.

 

This is perhaps one way our system can redeem itself in the eyes of citizens who have reason to believe that the powerful are able to escape justice or frustrate it to the point of exhaustion.

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