Gujarat govt responsible for 2002 riots; I am not scared of Modi: Rahul Gandhi

Written by | January 28, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan 28: Taking on Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Gujarat government was involved in 2002 riots.

Speaking to an English news channel on Monday, Rahul defended the Congress government for 1984 riots and said, “Gujarat government was involved in 2002 riots while Congress government tried to stop 1984 riots.”

At the same time, he said that, “Some Congress men were probably involved in 1984 riots, legal process is on.”

To questions whether he would apologise for the 1984 riots and whether he felt that there was no need for it, Gandhi said, “First of all, I wasn’t involved in the riots at all. It wasn’t that I was a part of it.”

While on the topic of taking reins of the Congress party in the upcoming General Elections, Rahul said, “I am the vice president of the party and will take full responsibility if we (Congress) lose the elections.”

When asked about the criticism heaped on him by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Rahul said, “He (Swamy) has been attacking my family for 40 years. Let him take the legal process and solve it.”

While on personal criticism the Congress leader said, ” I respond by understanding why I am being attacked. Beat me to death, but I will keep asking questions that are relevant to the system.”

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