New Delhi, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday rubbished arguments that the Supreme Court amicus curiae’s report on the post-Godhra riots is an indictment of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the SIT closure report giving him a “clean chit” was filed after reviewing the former report.
“The closure report was filed by the SIT (special investigation team appointed by Supreme Court) after seeing the report of the amicus curiae,” party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday.
“Even the amicus said government did what it could do…,” he said backing the party’s chief minister.
Javadekar called it a “conspiracy of Modi-haters”, and said that the Gujarat government at that time did all it could to contain the 2002 riots.
A closure report filed by the Supreme Court-appointed SIT has given a clean chit to Modi. However, an independent report by amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran has differed.
He maintains that Modi can be tried under different sections of the IPC for promoting enmity among different groups on ground of religion, for disobeying the law with the intent to cause injury to any person and for creating hatred or ill-will.
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley had said Monday that the amicus curiae report was only a “legal opinion” and it did not matter.