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Law will take its course in Kodnani case: BJP

March 27, 2009 19:06 IST
With the Gujarat high court cancelling the anticipatory bail of state minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said it respected the court verdict and the law should take its course in the matter.

"BJP fully respects the judiciary. After the Gujarat high court verdict it became clear that the court has found her guilty and she was asked to resign. She is no longer a minister," BJP spokesperson Balbir Punj told media persons in New Delhi.

He said the matter was in court and the legal process should be followed.

"Law will take its own course. It is entirely between Mayaben and the judiciary now," Punj said.

Kodnani, state minister for higher education in the Narendra Modi government, resigned on Friday after the Gujarat high court cancelled her anticipatory bail for her alleged role in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case.

Kodnani also surrendered before the Special Investigation Team constituted by the apex court, which is probing the 2002 riots in the state afresh.

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