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'Don't link Gujarat with SIT summon'

india Updated: Mar 23, 2010 19:39 IST
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Taking on the Chief Minister Narendra Modi for evading appearance before Special Investigation Team (SIT), Congress leaders on Tuesday hit out at the Chief Minister saying he was trying to create obstacles in the investigation by SIT in post-Godhra riots.

Leader of opposition in the state assembly Shaktisinh Gohil said that SIT was constituted by the Apex Court and was result of inaction on the part of the state police in carrying out proper investigation into the riots cases.

"Why the Chief Minister remained silent when the media reported that he was summoned by the SIT on March 21 and why the state government's spokesperson reacted on the same if there was no summon?" he asked.

"By making the statement that the news was a plan to defame him, the Chief Minister is trying to subvert the judicial process," he said, adding that the CM now is trying to create obstacles in the way of SIT and his open letter to the countrymen is an attempt in that direction.

Gujarat Congress president Sidhdharth Patel said that Modi should not link Gujarat with the summon issued to him by the Supreme Court appointed committee.

"Whenever he is in trouble, he would raise the issue of Gujarat being defamed. If Modi believes in the supremacy of the constitution and law of the land, why he does not voluntarily appear before the SIT and other agencies?" Patel asked.