‘Congress has a history of misusing Govt machinery’
The recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Sohrabuddin encounter case has once again exposed the lies peddled by the Congress, said chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Rawat said that the decision of the special CBI court and the Supreme Court have exposed how the Congress had tried to frame the then home minister of Gujarat and the current Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin encounter case. The then Congress government had also publicized that Shah had been expelled from the state at that time whereas Shah himself had decided to stay out of the State with his wife for two years lest his presence in the state influence the CBI inquiry in any way. The decision of the court has now exposed that he was framed in the case for political reasons. “For two years, Shah remained out of Gujarat with his family and I had also spent some time with him during that period. During that time, he traveled by second class in train across the nation and experienced the diversity and unifying aspects of the country,” said Rawat.
He further said that earlier the special CBI court had questioned aspects of the case and now the Supreme Court decision had also exonerated Shah. “At that time when Shah was made the BJP national president, some loudmouth Congress leaders in Uttarakhand too had leveled baseless allegations on Shah. The Supreme Court decision is akin to a tight slap also on their faces. It has been the character of the Congress to misuse the government machinery for its own benefit. The manner in which the emergency was imposed after the Allahabad high court decision in 1975 is known to all. That Sohrabuddin was a criminal element who had been encouraged by some is also known,” said the CM. He further alleged that when in office, Congress tends to misuse government machinery and agencies for its ulterior gains.
Meanwhile, the BJP State president Ajay Bhatt also welcomed the Supreme Court judgment. The apex court ruling that Shah was not guilty in the Sohrabuddin case shows that the then Congress government at the Centre and its top leaders had conspired to frame Shah in the case. The Congress leaders should seek an apology from the nation, Shah and other innocent persons framed in this case, he added. Read more posts…PNS/Dehradun