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Willing to go to jail, will cooperate in probe: Modi

india Updated: Apr 28, 2009 14:51 IST
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he was willing to go to jail if his involvement in the 2002 Gujarat riots was proved by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigative Team (SIT).

"I will abide by the Supreme Court directives and fully cooperate in any probe. I am willing to go to jail if my involvement is proved by the SIT in the (post) Godhra riots," he said addressing a public meeting in Anand on the last leg of his campaign tour.

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a special probe panel to investigate the role of Modi and top state officials in the 2002 communal riots and submit a report in three months.

Addressing a news conference in Ahmedabad, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani said the Supreme Court directive on the post-Godhra investigations was not a jolt to the BJP.

"The Supreme Court order is for an inquiry to be instituted and its directives would be followed by the party," he said.