BJP seeks apology for Modi

M.J. Akbar, who was yesterday elected to the Rajya Sabha on a BJP ticket, today demanded that the Congress apologise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for linking him to the Gujarat riots and questioning his integrity.

By Our Special Correspondent
  • Published 4.07.15
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New Delhi, July 3: M.J. Akbar, who was yesterday elected to the Rajya Sabha on a BJP ticket, today demanded that the Congress apologise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for linking him to the Gujarat riots and questioning his integrity.

"I think time as well as all that has happened has made that question completely irrelevant. Congress has used every method and every strata of the administration... and found nothing against the present honourable Prime Minister.

"In fact, Congress should apologise for raising questions about his integrity," Akbar said.

Akbar had joined the BJP just before the last Lok Sabha elections.

He has been elected to the Rajya Sabha seat from Jharkhand vacated by K.D. Singh, and his abridged term as MP expires in July next year. Singh gave up the seat last year after he was elected from Bengal on a Trinamul ticket.