Put Mr Modi behind bars: Left to Centre

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New Delhi, Oct 25 (UNI) The Left parties today, in a strong reaction to Tehelka magazine's sting operation, asked the UPA government to immediately act and put Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi behind the bars as ''he is the main culprit and organiser of the Gujarat genocide''.

They said what had been in the realm of speculation has now been proved beyond doubt. CPI leaders A B Bardhan and Shamim Faizi said Mr Modi has no right to continue in the office now.

CPI (M) senior leader Mohammad Salim said: ''This is how Mr Modi wanted to utilise the passion invoked by the Godhra incident to help his vote-bank politics on the heap of dead bodies.'' ''It is unfortunate that despite the outcry by the entire country, the perpetrators of violence and genocide were not brought to book. Instead Mr Modi got himself rewarded by getting re-elected through hoodwinking the people of Gujarat.'' Mr Salim asked the Centre to take all necessary steps against Mr Modi and his team so that he should not have the opportunity to stage an ''action replay''.

''Now that the UPA government, which has come to power based on-- among other things-- its promises for secular polity, should muster courage to take action against Mr Modi,'' he said.

All the victims of the riots should not get only adequate compensation but they must also see that the justice was delivered, Mr Salim added.

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