The Election Commission is looking into certain comments made by Home Minister P Chidambaram against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a press conference held at the Press Information Bureau (PIB) in Delhi.
The issue was discussed in the Commission to find out whether Chidambaram made those remarks while addressing a press conference in PIB on the issue of shifting of IPL outside India, EC sources said.
Taking on Modi, who had described the shifting of the IPL as a “national shame”, the Home Minister had said on March 23 that most people in India thought that the Gujarat communal riots of 2002 were a “national shame”.
“What is a national shame? Most people in India think that the Gujarat communal riots in 2002 were a national shame. That the Supreme Court should have thought it fit to reject the investigations conducted by the Gujarat Police and to constitute an SIT to re-investigate 14 cases is a matter which brought shame to the fair name of Gujarat,” Chidambaram had said.
“When the SIT report filed before the Supreme Court is unveiled I have no doubt it will expose the inability of the Gujarat government in preventing the horrific incidents and its ineptitude in bringing to justice the perpetrators of the crimes,” he had said.