Modi fails to show up before Special Investigation Team in Gujarat riots case

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Gandhinagar/New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday didn't not show up before the Special Investigating Team (SIT) that summoned him in one of the Gujarat-riots cases.

He has been summoned by SIT in connection with a complaint of Zakia Jaffery, widow of former MP Eshan Jaffery who was killed by a mob along with 69 others at Gulburg society in February 2002.

On Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party, however, remained non-committal on whether chief minister Narendra Modi would depose before the Special Investigation Team in connection with a Gujarat riots case, but said the State government "shall act as per the law".

In New Delhi,BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday said that the Gujarat govt. has been made clear that it shall act as per the law. This government has always supported and respected the law and will abide by it. It has the highest respect for the Supreme Court order and directions.

Alleging that the whole process may be an attempt to tarnish Modi, Rudy said that the BJP feels this is a larger ploy and conspiracy to malign an tarnish the image of the most progressive state and leader in the country.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari had heaped praise on Modi last week saying he was a capable leader who had the qualities to become the Prime Minister.

"Modi is a role model for the country...," Gadkari stated during an interview to a news channel, hailing the development works being carried out in Gujarat. (ANI)

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