New Delhi: The Congress party on Saturday refuted the charges against late party veteran Ahmed Patel, as claimed in the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report, and called it ‘mischievous & manufactured’.
The SIT told the session court today that Congress leader Ahmed Patel had hatched a conspiracy to implicate the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and destabilize the state government after 2022 post-Godhra riots.
It also claimed that activist Teesta Setalvad was part of a ‘larger conspiracy’ hatched by Patel and the latter also helped her financially in its bid to topple the state government.
Trashing the allegations, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh in a statement said that “this is part of the Prime Minister’s systematic strategy to absolve himself of any responsibility for the communal carnage unleashed when he was chief minister of Gujarat in 2002.”
Training guns at the Prime Minister, Congress said that his vendetta machine doesn’t even spared the departed who were his political adversaries.
Further, mocking the SIT probe, Congress said that the SIT is dancing to the tune of its political master.
“Earlier, SIT chief was rewarded with a diplomatic assignment after he had given a ‘clean chit’ to the chief minister,” the party said in a statement.
“Giving judgment through press, in an ongoing judicial process, through puppet investigative agencies who trumpet wild allegations as supposed findings, has been the hallmark of the Modi-Shah duo’s tactics for years.
This is nothing but another example of the same, with the added object of vilifying a deceased person since he is obviously unable and unavailable to refute such brazen lies,” the party statement said.