Modi sidesteps question on apology for 2002 riots

AHMEDABAD: Sidestepping the question of apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi on Tuesday night said the Congress should first account for their “sins” before asking him to tender an apology.
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate was asked during an interview with TV 9 channel that there was a demand that he should apologise for the riots in the state

that broke out when he was the Chief Minister. 
Stating that none from Congress have come to meet him, Modi said that nor have they even spoken about the apology. “Congress people should first account for their sins before seeking account from others,” he said.
When asked whether he agreed with the statements made by leaders like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram that he was a “danger” to the country, Modi replied, “I have not heard Manmohan Singh speak like this during his ten-year tenure.”
He also said that he has been taking care of Gujarat during his chief ministership for the past 12 to 15 years. He said if there is a danger from any person it can be also from anyone living in a street or any mohalla.


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