Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Amit Shah can turn a weapon in BJP’s hand

Mahesh Langa, Hindustan Times  Ahmedabad, April 01, 2013
First Published: 23:52 IST(1/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:54 IST(1/4/2013)

The BJP has taken a calculated risk in including former Gujarat minister Amit Shah in the new team that would spearhead its campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Advertisement

Despite being accused in three murder cases, Shah, an aide of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, has been made a party general secretary.

But the former minister stands to be arrested in case he loses the battle against the CBI in the Supreme Court.

A key accused in the murder of Tulsiram Prajapati -- which took place in 2006 -- Shah has challenged the CBI chargesheet against him.

The hearing is over and in case of a negative verdict, he can be arrested. Prajapati was the eyewitness to the murders of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi in 2005. Shah is an accused in the twin murders as well.

In case Shah is arrested, the BJP plans to project it as a case of Congress misusing the CBI to target its political opponents.

“It will be projected to show that Shah is being targeted following his elevation as general secretary,” said a party leader.


Advertisement
more from India

Thousands pay homage to Ananthamurthy

Thousands turned up to pay homage to the departed Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy at the Ravindra Kalakshetra where his remains were kept for public viewing and at Bangalore University's Kalagrama where he was consigned to ashes.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved