Advani meets RSS. Modi is answerable: D Raja

July 6, 2013 by  
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Advani meets RSS leaders

File: Advani meets RSS leaders

Mumbai, July 06, 2013: BJP leader L.K. Advani Friday met RSS leaders at its headquarters in Nagpur and said that the meeting was very positive for the party. The meeting came a day after Advani attended the parliamentary board meeting in the capital and sat next to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Advani later told reporters that Modi’s visit will be “very positive for the BJP and the country”. “We will bring about change and take the nation in the right direction,” he said.

Advani said he had been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since he was 14 years old. He added that if there was no RSS, there would not have been Bharatiya Jana Sangh and the BJP. Advani had resigned from major party posts last month following Modi’s appointment as campaign committee chief of the party for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He had relented only after intervention from the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Advani had met Bhagwat in Delhi last month and agreed to hold further discussions. Sources said the RSS has assured Advani that he would continue to have a leading voice in key decisions of the BJP. However, they said the RSS has also conveyed its disapproval to BJP leaders of any dissonance on the issue of leadership.

Modi must be answerable: D Raja

CPI leader D Raja speaking during a party meet

Assam, July 05, 2013: Senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Narendra Modi government must be answerable to the Judiciary for the fake encounter that killed 19-year-old Mumbra college student Ishrat Jahan in 2004.“CBI has collected some credible evidences and accordingly CBI filed an affidavit and now it’s before the judiciary and judiciary will have to monitor and pursue the case. If Modi’s administration is responsible, it must be held and made accountable and answerable to the judiciary,” the CPI National Secretary told reporters during his Guwahati visit on Friday.

Raja, though believed that CBI has been misused by various political parties, stressed on making the Modi government accountable. “During that time under Modi’s leadership such massacre could not have been taken place in Gujarat in 2002 followed by fake encounters. Now, the encounter was proved to be a fake one. As CBI has come up with credible evidence it’s up to the Modi government to explain the reality,” Raja who is in Guwahati to meet his party people added.

He also advocated for at least functional autonomy for CBI which is the premiere investigating agency of the country and a supreme authority to monitor CBI.

“CBI being the main investigative agency we have in our country many seek its help. But unfortunately it’s being misused by both the Congress and BJP. It’s not confined to a political party only. I think CBI should be allowed to work freely. CBI must act impartially and objectively,” Raja further said.

In its chargesheet, the CBI said Ishrat Jahan was branded a terrorist out to kill Modi and was shot along with other three in ‘cold blood’.

– tcn

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