Congress asks EC to take suo motu action against Modi

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New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) The Congress Party today asked the Election Commission and the court to initiate suo motu action against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his reported remarks at a public rally in Ahmedabad yesterday, justifying the killing of Sohrabuddin in a "fake encounter".

"The EC must immediately take suo motu action as the remarks are intended to affect the ongoing election process in the state," AICC Spokesman Abishek Manu Singhvi told mediapersons, in reaction to the Mr Modi's statement that "Sohrabuddin got what he deserved.' Asked if the Congress Party would take up the issue before the Election Commission and the judiciary, he said "we reserve all right to do so," while adding that "this does not stop the EC and the court to take suo motu action." Dr Singhvi said it was for the first time in the history of independent India and also in the history of the world that a sitting constitutional authority admitted to cold-blooded murder.

"Very often, an encounter happens without a pre-plan. But in this case, the encounter was pre-planned. He (Mr Modi) is a judge, prosecutor and persecutor all rolled into one." Dr Singhvi said the people must wait for the next admission by Mr Modi. "His next admission may be about the disappearance of Kasurbi, the wife of the person (Sohrabuddin) whom he admitted to have killed." Replying to a question, he said "the admission of Mr Modi clearly belies the intent of the Chief Minister of Gujarat." Dr Singhvi said Mr Modi had no regard for the people. "What should the people do when the Chief Minister assumes someone to be guilty and liquidates him without trial and court proceedings." He asked what should the people do when Mr Modi obeyed no law and behaved like a lawless dictator.

"The answer would be to physically liquidate such a Chief Minister. But we don't believe in it. But we demand such a Chief Minister should be constitutionally liquidated as he does not deserve to hold such a position." UNI

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