Narendra Modi was given the protocal of a rank of Cabinet Minister during his recent tour to Japan. The Cabinet Minister is treated as senior to Chief Minister of a state. Despite all, the 2002 Gujarat riots still haunts the Chief Minister. So far Modi has been exonerated, by most courts, of any involvement in riots.
“Main gunehgaar hoon to mujhe fansi par latka do,” quoted Modi as saying in an interview to a Urdu weekly, Nai Dunia.
“If I am found to be a culprit, I should be hanged…also, if I am proved innocent, the media should apologise for tarnishing my image.”
- Narendra Modi, Chief Minister, Gujarat
The interview was done by Nai Dunia editor, Shahid Siddiqui – also a Samajwadi Party MP. What Siddiqui said about interview can be watch HERE.
Is this a possible softening of stance of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav towards Modi. “This has nothing to do with SP or Netaji. I am a journalist first then a member of a political party,” Siddqui denies any such bid behind the interview.