Modi targets Cong for disputing Nanavati report
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Congress, saying that the party had accepted the report of the same panel on Delhi's anti-Sikh riots earlier but is disputing its report now on the Gujarat riots.delhi Updated: Oct 11, 2008 22:40 IST
Days after being given a clean chit by the Nanavati Commission, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress, saying that the party had accepted the report of the same panel on Delhi's anti-Sikh riots earlier but is disputing its report now on the Gujarat riots.
Speaking to Star News in an interview, Modi alleged that the formation of Banerjee Commission was planned by railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav with political motive.
He said that questions had been raised on Banerjee Commission's expenditures during its one and a half year tenure, whereas Nanavati Commission submitted its initial report in six years at much lesser expenditure.
On the recent serial blasts that rocked the country, the Gujarat CM claimed that he had informed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the blasts in two cities, without mentioning their names, and that the explosives had reached the targetted cities.
Modi during the interview also apprised that SIMI activists will perform the act.
"I do not know whether Manmohan Singh acted or not on my information but the world saw the failure of the Central government," he said.
During the interview Modi alleged that the Centre was attempting to protect the accused named in the Godhra carnage in the same way as it is delaying the hanging of Afzal Guru.
On the Tatas shifting the Nano project to Gujarat, Modi said Ratan Tata took the decision because every investor wants clarity in policies and political stability in the state where he is investing.