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'Best Bakery judgment will divide Hindutva base'

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi | February 24, 2006 22:23 IST
Last Updated: February 24, 2006 23:03 IST

"At last justice has prevailed," said Bharat Solanki, president of Congress Party in Gujarat, while speaking with

He said the Best Bakery judgment, which has convicted nine of the accused, is a landmark one and proves that the Narendra Modi government manipulated justice and abused its power.

However, he added,"I don't think Modi hasany morals, which will compel him to resign. Idon't see him relinquishing power any time soon."

Solanki, who has recently become the leader of the highly-divided state Congress, said, "This judgment will create divisions among Modi's Hindutva supporters. A section of them will probably now realise how Modi's government has abused power."

According to reports, however, many Congressman in North Gujarat are clandestinely helping riot accused to win over their sympathy. These are accused languishing in jails because lack of funds to fight their cases.

Solanki remained optimistic, "We are pleased to note that justice prevails in India and underdogs have some hope in the judicial system."

He accused the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat of hitting at the base of democratic values by violating norms and codes of local self-governance.

"Minorities in Gujarat are not given proper compensation nor is investigation of re-opened cases done properly," he said.

Solanki predicts that this judgment will 'now lead to many other awkward questions' for Modi. "We want to know who murdered Haren Pandya and why," he added.

The fortcoming municipal elections, to be held on March 12, will, Solanki said, help the Congress to resurrect itself in the state.

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Sub: Best Bakery

If solanky is dreaming of winning the next muncipal elections with the help of minoriry votes and division among majority votes he is daydreaming. The ...

Posted by K. M. Prabhune

Sub: justice

This is with refernce to the desicion that the court has given that indeed narendra modi government has grossly misused the government machinery in mass ...

Posted by nadeem

Sub: Biased Justice

Truth prevails. If accused has mony, political connections, justice will be in his favour. political masters will prise him. Once again proved in Best Bakery ...

Posted by tjain

Sub: What more can we expect from Congress

Instead of asking Mr.Modi any questions. Is the congress ready to answer this questions: 1. Are they ready to reopen all the previous Riot Cases, ...

Posted by V R


Mr. Solanki ( son of Mr.Madhav'Sinh'(?!!) who had played a role of faithful courierman to hand over a chit asking foreign diplomat to go easy ...




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