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Congress disapprove "Ahmed Patel-Teesta Setalvad charges"

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The Congress on Saturday refuted the "mischievous charges" against late Ahmed Patel and said the prime minister's political vendetta does not even spare the departed who were his political adversaries. The SIT which is probing Teesta Setalvad's role among others in the case of criminal conspiracy and forgery said Teesta Setalvad had received money from Ahmad Patel and was enacting a larger conspiracy to destabilise the Gujarat government soon after the 2002 Gujarat riot. Strongly refuting the charges, the Congress issued a statement and said, "This is part of Prime Minister's systematic strategy to absolve himself of any responsibility for the communal carnage unleashed when he was chief minister in Gujarat in 2002. It was his unwillingness and incapacity to control this carnage that had led the-then Prime minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to remind the chief minister of his rajdharma."



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