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Congress Criticises Advani For Defending Narendra Modi

PTI 05 Dec 2010, 17:51:32 IST
New Delhi, Dec 5 :  Congress today took a jibe at senior BJP leader L K Advani for defending Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role during the post-Godhra riots, saying it was a case of "self-infatuation".

"This (the Gujarat riots) is one of the cases being investigated by SIT and that report has been given (to the Supreme Court) in a sealed cover. Modi, BJP or even Advani cannot escape responsibility for whatever has happened in Gujarat," Congress spokesperson Mohan Prakash said here.

He was reacting to Advani's blog in which he said that reports that SIT has cleared Modi of wilfully not stopping post Godhra riots was "most heartening".

"Killing of innocents in BJP-ruled state took place when Modi was Chief Minister and Advani was Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of the country. If they are no responsible, then who else is. This is a classic case of self-infatuation," he said. PTI