'Some state govt officials feeling unsafe in Gujarat'

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said some state government officials were feeling unsafe in Gujarat and had complained about this, a comment that came against the backdrop of grievances of officers like suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt.

"We have been getting regular complaints that minorities and few other segments of society are feeling insecure in the state. Even a few state government officers have filed such complaints, which is very unfortunate for our country," Singh said addressing an election rally here.

"It is a matter of great regret that such type of environment has been created in the land of Mahatma Gandhi," he said.

Though the Prime Minister did not name anyone, he was apparently referring to Bhatt, who, in an affidavit in the Supreme Court last year, had alleged complicity on the part of Modi in the 2002 riots.

He had also deposed against Modi before the Nanavati Commission probing the riots. Bhatt, who was the Principal, SRP Training School, was later suspended by the state government.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views, opinions and comments posted are your, and are not endorsed by this website. You shall be solely responsible for the comment posted here. The website reserves the right to delete, reject, or otherwise remove any views, opinions and comments posted or part thereof. You shall ensure that the comment is not inflammatory, abusive, derogatory, defamatory &/or obscene, or contain pornographic matter and/or does not constitute hate mail, or violate privacy of any person (s) or breach confidentiality or otherwise is illegal, immoral or contrary to public policy. Nor should it contain anything infringing copyright &/or intellectual property rights of any person(s).
comments powered by Disqus