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Congress pits Bhatt’s wife against Modi

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ahmedabad, December 01, 2012
First Published: 00:35 IST(1/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:39 IST(1/12/2012)

In a surprise move, the Congress has fielded Shweta Bhatt, wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi from Ahmedabad’s Maninagar constituency.


Sanjiv has accused Modi of telling senior police officers to “let Hindus vent their anger” against the minority community at a meeting on February 27, 2002.

“I will expose Modi, who has murdered democracy in Gujarat. I am confident that people of Maninagar will support me in my crusade against the dictatorship of Modi,” Shweta said.

Shweta’s name was doing the rounds as an Independent supported by NGOs and activists fighting for justice to the victims of the 2002 communal riots in the state.

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