Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"Not enough evidence to convict" is the new "Clean Chit"

Jeopardy question: 10,000 red flags pointing to murder but no smoking gun.
Answer: What is the going standard for a Prime Minister in India? (Clean chit baby!)


Let’s say you’re selecting a domestic worker for your home – a chef… a chauffeur… or a gardener perhaps for your backyard. Along comes Mr. Qualified with an impressive resume of achievements in cooking, driving, or spadework. Impressed as you are, you run a background check to see if he has a criminal history. You find that he has no convictions… but wait, what’s this you see? Dozens of criminal cases have been filed against this man for abetting murder of over a thousand human beings and other supporting offenses. Most have been dropped or dismissed for lack of evidence. Few are still pending in courts. Then there is the testimony of thousands that lays blame on him… realms upon realms of accusations, incriminatory blogs and journalistic pieces. There are secretly taped videos of folks confessing to first hand seeing his involvement in the murders. There are credible witnesses of his transgression that have mysteriously been killed.

You’re aghast and dazed absorbing this information when the door-bell rings. This man stops by again asking if his role is confirmed. You peer into his eyes incredulously. He is perceptive and realizes you’re on to him. He flashes back an assuring smile telling you to ignore all the noise, and to focus on the “clean chit”. He asks you to focus on the awesome Chicken Kadhai he makes or his driving skills that enable him to circle your building’s compound in reverse while brushing his teeth. “Your kitchen and your car are safe with me. You are safe with me. The negative information you may have heard about me is all a ploy of your previous worker who is jealous of me. You've had him for so many years, give me a chance…” You begin shutting the door and politely ask him to leave and make up an excuse about already having found someone (don’t want to anger him lest he come back at night to slit your throat”).

You’re comparing him to the previous gardener who was kinda slow and rambled when you asked him pointed questions, and whose uncles and cousins stole a thousand bucks from your unattended wallet, but god what a no contest when comparing the two?

Surely we all agree on this hypothetical scenario and surely we all would feel relieved at having dodged a bullet. “God knows if he is really guilty, but no fucking way I’m taking a chance with all those allegations”.

By now you know where I’m going with this.

To folks who will elect BJP and Narendra Modi to Indian premiership this year:

Dear NaMo supporter, 
You wouldn't hire a bloody yard boy if there were red flags of murder around him even if he was acquitted by every court in the land, and yet you are ready to elect a man in exactly that situation as the Prime Minister of the country! Does this make sense to you? It’s utterly inexplicable to me and many others. 

Assuming we all believe in NaMo’s economic talent (debatable but out of scope for this piece) there can be only two reasons why you think it is OK to elect him as Prime Minister.

Reason 1
You don’t believe that there are enough red flags,or that they amount to any consequence. This is an easy problem to solve. I've tried to condense most of the relevant ones here. Read on and find more online.What you cannot do after reading this piece is deny the presence of a plethora of red flags.

OR 

Reason 2 

You don’t believe this person is any threat to you because his alleged murderous rage has been only directed at a sub-sect of your country, and you are fortunate enough to have been a race-winning sperm incubated in the testicle of a man from outside that sect. You’re safe. 15% of your countrymen are not, but you could care less, or worse, it actually gives you a kick.

If you subscribe to reason 2, there is nothing I can or anyone else can say to you to change your mind. You my friend suffer from bigotry, irrespective of how you may have justified it to yourself (they deserve it, they started it, their ancestors killed so many Hindus in the 1600 and 1700s, why don’t they move to Pakistan…). It’s best you stop reading this article cause nothing I say here even attempts to address bigotry. That’s your battle to fight, or not.

After the Godhra train incident in which 59 Hindu pilgrims were killed, Modi is accused of sanctioning a state sponsored pogrom targeting Muslims. Specifically, he is alleged to have asked the state police machinery to stand down and allow the Hindus to vent their anger. He is accused of sending his henchmen to lead the massacres first hand and then providing support in subverting the judicial process when they were arrested and prosecuted. VHP, BD, RSS, and BJP cadre led mobs collectively massacred over a thousand Muslims over two days while being supported by the police and administrators. Almost all of them including Modi have stayed safe from convictions, thanks likely to the most massive cover up operation in our lifetimes.

This piece is focused on laying out the red flags that are most egregious and hoping that those that are leaning his way because of reason 1, have a chance to re-evaluate. I make no claims about the certainty of his guilt. Perhaps he is innocent and this is a massive conspiracy. But any reasonable observer, having researched all the red flags, cannot but walk away with enough doubt of his innocence. That in and of itself should be a disqualification against Modi's candidacy.

Red Flag 1: Haren Pandya, murdered BJP minister who was going to testify against Modi 

 


If you believe NaMo is innocent, surely you have evaluated the gargantuan red flag that is the murder of Haren Pandya, ex-revenue minister of Gujrat and part of NaMo’s government in 2002? Going by anecdotal evidence, I’m guessing many haven’t even heard of him and that in and of itself is a testament to the successful cover-up game orchestrated here. Haren Pandya was a senior BJP politician and in 2002 was Gujarat’s minister of revenue serving under Modi. 2 months after the riot, Pandya deposed before a retired Supreme Court Judge PB Sawant and a retired Bombay High court judge Hosbert Suresh, on the condition of anonymity, stating that Modi held a meeting on Feb 27th and asked the police to stand down and let the Hindus vent their anger. This is noted by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on page 18 of their report. This was the smoking gun if there ever was one. Pandya was ready to testify when the case came to trial and this testimony alone could have nailed Modi. Sadly, he never got to. He was mysteriously murdered less than year after he confided in the two judges. Since his deposition was never recorded, it is now hearsay since it was made before“retired” judges and not sitting judges. NaMo will have you believe that this is a clean chit. In fact, this is straight out of a Bollywood 80s movie. No evidence to convict, but does this look anything like a clean chit to you?

Image of Page 18 of the SIT report. "Deposition not being recorded" is a technicality that allows an accused to evade prosecution. What excuse does the informed voter have?



Red flag 2 - Mayaben Kodnani, life sentence serving convicted mass murderer and Modi’s minister.



Dr. Mayaben Kodnani, ex BJP MLA from Gujarat, a trained gynecologist, was part of NaMo’s ruling BJP government in 2002, and was subsequently elevated by him to Minister for Women and Child development for Gujarat in 2007. The testimonies against her started pouring in soon after the 2002 riots. It was alleged that she directly led a mob, handed out swords, shot a gun, and marshaled a 5,000 strong Hindu mob into massacring 100+ Muslims. The violence she led in Naroda Patiya lasted over 10 hours, during which Muslims were raped, shot, stabbed, and burned alive. Naroda Patiya was an abjectly poor slum-like society comprising of mainly day-laborers. Many were hacked to death and about 70 were chased into a large pit where kerosene was poured on them and the group burned alive in a macabre mass-extermination. Images of charred families clinging to one another in desperate hope are the kind that haunt you long after you see them.

Consider this:
  1. Do we really think that a BJP MLA carried out this genocide in defiance to her boss, or without his knowledge? In a country where hierarchy and approval pervades all walks of life from school to corporate offices, and is never more stark than in politics, is it really possible that Mayaben got off her couch,wore battle fatigues, consulted no one in her leadership and went out on the streets and picked up 5,000 men along the way? If you believe that, do you also believe that Kim Jong Un is a boy scout with the misfortune of being surrounded by evil administrators? Of course her actions were blessed up and down the food-chain.  
  2. Despite the myriad voices calling Mayaben a murderer, Modi rewarded her in 2007 with a ministerial position in his government. What can a reasonable person make of that other than the fact that Modi liked her record? Most importantly, in 2012 Mayaben was convicted for her role in the 2002 riots, and sentenced to 28 years in prison. While the facts were validated by the court in 2012, do we really think Modi didn't know these facts in 2007? Is Mayaben’s power such that she could keep her boss in the dark for 10 years about the details of an action that took 5,000 men, countless phone calls, and countless witnesses in orchestrating? Surely, if Modi was innocent as he claims, and if he had his heart in the right place as he claims,he would have made a few phone calls and found out the truth about Mayaben in a matter of days after the riots. The fact that he rewarded her in 2007 is a strong indication that he approved of her actions. Again, this line of reasoning is probably not enough to convict, but does it look like a clean chit to you? 
Red Flag 3 – Babu Bajrangi, convicted murderer and Bajrang Dal leader implicates Modi on camera


Another one of the convicted murderers, Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi was in lock step with Mayaben in Naroda Patiya. He has left us with probably the most chilling and damning evidence against Modi on tape, thanks to the fearless journalist Ashish Khetan. Worth noting here that on the behest of the NHRC, the CBI has examined all the tehelka tapes and declared them genuine. The SIT didn't think they had the evidentiary value needed to convict in court, but again, miles from the Clean Chit Modi will have you believe. Key points made by Bajrangi in his sting tape: 
  1. Narendrabhai made it all possible. If he hadn't controlled the police, they would have fucked us. For two days he was in control and then pressure from the center came. 
  2. Narendrabhai came to the places where we had rioted and showed his support 
  3. When the police was trying to arrest me, Narendrabhai hid me in Gujarat Bhavan in mount abu. 
  4. Narendrabhai changed judges 5 times to help me. 

Red flag 4 – Arvind Pandya, Modi’s Government counsel to the Nanavati Commission 


One of the most telling Tehelka stings was against Modi’s lawyer to the Nanavati Commission, Arvind Pandya. Gist of what he said: 
  1. This would have never happened with a congress government. They pander to the muslims. We are fortunate to have a strong leader who let us take revenge. 
  2. Modi gave the orders to the police to stand down 
  3. When Modi first heard of the train incident, his blood was boiling. He wanted revenge. If he was not Chief Minister, he would have burst bombs with us in Juhapura. 

Red flag 5 – BJP MLA and Bajrang Dal leader Haresh Bhatt 


Another stellar sting. Here’s what he said on camera: 
  1. Modi gave us three days to do what we want. Then he told us to stop and we did. 
  2. He has done what no chief minister can do. 
Video link to all these sting operations and more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsfgqb8972g 

Red flag 6: DIG Sanjeev Bhatt, intrepid whistle blower. 


Against the tide of yes-men feigning loss of memory of the meeting Modi held on 27th Feb 2002, Sanjeev Bhatt has displayed exemplary courage in speaking the truth. He was the ranking Intelligence Bureau officer in Gujarat at the time (Deputy Commissioner). He has stated several times that Modi unequivocally asked the police to stand down in that meeting. In front of the SIT he said that he will testify his position in court if the need arose. The BJP has tried to paint him as a congress crony and unreliable. He was even framed and arrested on false charges. The Supreme court recently dismissed those charges against him. Now it is possible that this man was fame hungry and a sensationalist but point me to one incident in his past that would indicate that he was prone to such reckless grandiose. His family and he have been subjected to relentless threats and have round the clock security protecting them. Does that sound like the kind of life someone would willingly pick just to fabricate a story and get famous? The reasonable observer can only draw the conclusion that Bhatt chose to swim upstream and has had the kitchen sink of retribution thrown at him. Clean chit indeed. 

Red flag 7: Police Commissioner Sreekumar, another fearless whistle blower. 


SB Sreekumar took over as top cop of the Intelligence Bureau post Godhra. He immediately began digging around and created a mountain of complaints and concerns against Modi and the BJP. Among his complaints: 
  1. Modi gave him a verbal order to illegally tap phones of several politicians including Haren Pandya who was murdered a few months later. 
  2. Modi gave him verbal orders to eliminate certain Muslims. 
  3. Modi and his team tried to coach him into giving false testimony to the Nanavati commission. 
  4. Many members of the police force were intimidating witnesses to not testify against Modi and BJP. 
  5. The rank and file of the police force was taking orders directly from the BJP government and disobeying their own leaders including him. 
Sreekumar was transferred out within four months of joining. Another case of a grandeur driven megalomaniac taking on the innocent Modi, or another brave soul who was crushed? Sreekumar was transferred to inconsequential roles and his post-retirement benefits held back due to a technicality. He only recently got relief from the Supreme court in terms of retirement benefits. What kind of petty mentality stoops to blocking pension due to a police officer? 

Red flag 8: VHP/RSS appointed public prosecutors 


The SIT observes in its report that an unusual amount of VHP/RSS affiliated public prosecutors were assigned to cases against those accused of conducting the riots. Understandably, most of the accused were acquitted scot-free given that the ones tasked with convicting them were actually their drinking buddies. This is text book subversion of the law by the government and yet the BJP will have us believe that the accused got a clean chit. 

On page 157, the SIT report records that a pro-VHP advocate named Raghuvir Pandya was appointed as government pleader in the Vadodara District and Sessions Court in 2002. Pandya conducted the trial of the infamous Best Bakery case which resulted in the acquittal of all the accused. The SIT further writes that the “Supreme Court of India had passed serious strictures on the role played by Pandya in this trial which deserves to be brought to the notice of the Bar Association for suitable action as deemed fit.” SIT lists five more instances of VHP or RSS leaders being appointed as public prosecutors. The report mentions that ‘political consideration and affiliation of the advocates weighed heavily with the government’ in these appointments. Then it contradicts itself by saying that ‘no specific allegation of professional misconduct on the part of any of the public prosecutors has come to light.’ 

Red flag 9 – Plum postings for police officers accused of abetting the riots. 

MK Tandon, joint commissioner responsible for the Gulberg Society area and Naroda Patiya, was found to have “deliberately not responded to distress calls” by the SIT. Instead the SIT observes, he registered bogus cases in other neighborhoods to justify his presence there. The SIT has also found that Tandon was in telephonic contact with Jaideep Patel and Mayaben Kodnani — the architect of massacres at Naroda Gaon and Naroda Patiya. How was this police officer treated by Modi post Godhra? He was double promoted in short time and given super powerful posts up until he retired. Given that the complaints against him started right away, and given that the SIT found evidence of his complicity, do we really believe that Modi was oblivious of his guilt when he promoted him twice? Like Tandon, there are at least 20 other officers and bureaucrats with suspicious promotions as noted by the SIT.Obviously hard to prove a crime here, especially against Modi, but surely an observer unburdened by the legal standard of “beyond reasonable doubt” will harbor enough doubt to disqualify this man from the top post? 

Red flag 10 – Swift punishment for police officers that did dare to stand up 

Per the SIT report: SP Rahul Sharma protected a mosque full of people from a marauding mob. He was given transfer orders to an inconsequential far away post 3 days after that incident. 3 days! Surely transferring police officers during a communal riot cannot be blamed on standard protocol, can it? SP Vivek Srivastava arrested a BJP leader for assaulting a muslim family. Right after the arrest he got calls from the chief minister’s office probing him about the evidence in the case. One month later, he got transfer orders to become a glorified mall cop for practical purposes. The SIT notes four other cases of police officers getting suspicious and unusual transfers after combating the riots.Routine? Clean chit? 

Red flag 11 - Modi’s henchmen illegally in the police control room 

During the thick of the riots, against all acceptable protocol, two of Modi’s cabinet ministers were stationed inside the police control room, monitoring all deployments and police action. It can be argued that they were there to help in the crisis. Two problems with that argument–first, they held portfolios of health and housing between them so were hardly the right men for the job, and second, they were also ex-RSS and ex-Sangh members. Natural choices to aid the police during riots? Add to that the fact that police didn't respond to repeated calls for help. What’s more likely – police did not react despite the presence of two well-intentioned ministers, or that the police did not react because of the presence of two ill-intentioned ministers there to do their master’s bidding? Making the story even fishier is the fact that initially the top cops denied their presence in the control room till it was proven out by other interviews and finally a confession from the ministers. What was the need to deny their presence initially if they were really helping? 

Red flag 12 – Amit Shah, Modi’s right hand man, out on bail for murder 


We are the company we keep, right? Then what do the shenanigans of Modi’s right hand man Amit Shah tell us about Modi? This man is facing multiple cases and trials for murder, extortion, encounter killings, and illegal surveillance. He is currently out on bail, and had to resign from Modi’s Home Minister position in 2010 after being arrested. The Supreme Court has barred him from entering Gujarat lest he interfere with the investigation. Modi however has found ways to keep Shah entertained outside of Gujarat. He is the BJP’s election manager in UP for 2014, which keeps him close to his “sahib” since Modi is contesting from U.P. Throughout the history of the world, the right-hand man of the ruler/President/PM has occupied a place of immense power often without responsibility and accountability. Often times right hand men are contributing equally to policies and decisions as their masters do. What kind of country will India be with Amit Shah as the right hand man of the premier? Take a look beyond the roads and highways of Gujarat and see what you’re really signing up for by voting BJP. 

Red flag 13 – Atal Bihari’s Vajpayee’s disdain towards Modi 


We would be hard pressed to find an Indian Prime Minister more respected than Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee was the serving PM during Godhra and made his displeasure towards Modi known in no uncertain terms. He wrote Modi an official letter that has been made available through RTI. In it, he asks Modi to “adhere to Raj dharma and not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or religion.” Why would the leader of the BJP need to do that if Modi was indeed the impartial CM striving to control the situation? In the aftermath of the lok sabha rout of 2004, Vajpayee said “We lost because of Gujarat.I should have removed Modi”. Certainly Vajpayee would have known a thing or two that you and I don’t about the truth in Gujarat. It is uncommon for a PM to chastise a CM from his own party, and add a dent to the party’s image. Even so,one of the most respected PMs of all time did exactly that. What does that tell us? 

Red flag 14 - Complete destruction of police records from the riots 

On page 13 of its report, the SIT says “The Gujarat government has reportedly destroyed the police wireless communication of the period pertaining to the riots.” It adds, “No records, documentations or minutes of the crucial law and order meetings held by the government during the riots had been kept.” Sudden urge to recycle paper and save the planet or massive cover-up? 

There’s more than this baker’s dozen plus one of red flags. I’ve heard people try and explain away one or two of these flags, and that’s reasonable. Can you really explain away all of them? Can you really look at all this evidence, and turn the other way finding solace in the“not enough evidence to prosecute” position the SIT has taken? Is that the going standard for a Prime Minister today? Another author summed it up well when he said that India will cross the moral boundary of no return should they decide to elect Modi as PM knowing in their hearts that he could be guilty. If you support him, really your only excuse should be that you truly believe that all of this is a major conspiracy and you’re certain that he is innocent. If not, you just destroyed the fundamental value system any decent society is established on. The argument that it is somehow OK to accept the likelihood of Modi’s guilt and still elect him because the incumbents ran a few scams and because Modi has led economic growth defies all standards of humanity. 



I leave you with a hypothetical situation. 

Imagine yourself and your family as immigrants to the United States of America, prosperously ensconced in the heart of the country in say Knoxville, Tennessee. Imagine that a growing “anti-indian” wave is fueled by Indians being perceived as immigrants who have stolen jobs from Americans. Perhaps a flash point incident occurs in which a white family is driven to suicide after the mother and father lose their jobs to Indians. Mobs bay for Indian blood. Imagine a 5,000 strong mob of White Americans gathering outside a community known to have several Indian families. You, your family,your neighbors, all incessantly call 911 and are given copy book answers or worse there is no response. Meanwhile the Governor of the state summons the police chiefs and asks them to stand down and let the people vent their anger. You see cops standing on the periphery of the complex, armed to the teeth but not moving a muscle to control the mob. A few young Indian men from the Gupta house two doors down try and mount a defense using their Dad’s shot-gun. You see the police finally step into action but to your horror they gun down the Gupta boys and retreat to their squad cars. The police action gives the mob validation and free reign. The dam is breached and the mob runs amok. You see the community's Indian women raped, children hacked, men burned, and unborn fetuses pulled out with swords and thrown to the ground. The horror lasts 10 hours and over a thousand Indians are brutally massacred in cold blood. 

This incident is followed by a period of great economic growth for Tennessee. Witnesses murdered, officials bribed and punished, the cases against the governor and other accused dropped for lack of evidence and because members of the KKK are appointed as District Attorneys prosecuting the accused. Then imagine that the United States elects this man to President of the country 12 years later. This made possible by a combination of old timers that secretly admire the governor for “teaching the Indians a lesson”, and young adults in their early 20s that have little or no memory of the genocide and are filled with misdirected nationalistic pride fueled by hormones that program them to rebel and that by definition means “anti-establishment and anti-incumbent”. 

You tell me how history and the world will judge USA if that governor was to be elected President. You tell me if his economic gains will make any difference. To the world and certainly to all Indians, that man and by association USA will always be the epitome of what is wrong with this world. India is on the edge of that precipice. It doesn't matter if we think Rahul Gandhi is slow or if Kejriwal is a drama queen. A civilized society cannot cannot cannot elect anyone it believes might be a mass murderer. We will lose our claim to civilization if that happens, and a few successful industries and roads will never offset that.

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    1. Why did you remove this post......... scared that others would see criticism directed at you!!

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  2. Excellent excellent post! Thank you!

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  3. Only a handful red flags? The Congress and Gandhi parivaar list of murders can fill volumes and still not be exhaustive!!!!

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    1. So that makes it right ?? When will we stop comparing actions in an effort to justify them

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    2. why you have not raised red flag when kashmiri pandits were relocated, train was burned....do not make fuzz out of it....if that is not a fact????

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    3. Two wrongs make a right? Besides, a state sponsored wrong is a special kind of wrong. The mobs on the street are violating the law. A government head abetting murder is not only breaking the law, he is also violating his solemn oath to uphold the constitution. You mention Kashmir. By the way, I was there in the state at the time. I was 10 years old... my family is from Jammu and Kashmir. Many of my aunts and uncles were displaced from Srinagar to Jammu and Delhi. Wrong as it was, does that incident now give license to the rest of India to forever subvert the law? Sorry, that just doesn't make any sense.

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    4. Anonymous, would love to see that list of murders you're referring to. And remember, Nehru, Indira, and Rajiv are not up for election and PM-ship. So let's hear what murders Sonia and Rahul or other congress leaders are accused of.

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    5. By saying Congress and Gandhi family's murders you are hoping to deflect the charges against BJP and Modi but that does not work. and in any case two wrongs do not make one right !!!

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    6. Dude, 10 yrs of RAW, IB and CBI couldnt produce a single fact admissible in court as evidence - which would have led to complete annihilation of BJP as a party, forget about Modi; but no, you seem to know more about the riots than these agencies do, So my advice is to go, present these fact & figures (which have been in public domain for quite sometime) to SIT and hope for better luck!

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    7. Kudos to you RationalCrusader or should I say CongressCrusader!!!! I do not condone what has happened in Gujrat but I do find you totally biased.

      You have become the police, the prosecutor, the judge as well as the executor. When no court of the land could find Mr. Modi guilty you have done a wonderful job of painting him black.

      You say you are fro Kashmir....so why not divert a part of your attention for the pandits who are languishing in different parts of the country - uprooted from the land they call their own.

      Two wrongs do not a right make......agreed......but why not point out the irregularities on the other side of the fence. We have a Jagdish Tytler, a H.K.L Bhagat and a few more. Why not a take on the commercial murder of the country where billions have been siphoned off from our land.

      Are you a paid stooge of the ruling dispention!!!!!

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    8. How about the sikh riots after Indira Gandhi murder? there were so many congress leaders who are accused of doing exactly what you are accusing Modi's team of doing but nothing has happened to them in the last 20 years. Sonia Gandhi is the leader of that party in power at the center for the last 10+ years and has done nothing to right the wrong that was perpetrated at that time. How do you justify her party being allowed to govern the country for so long? To add to it, what about the billions of dollars that her govt. has swindled from the tax payers? Is that a crime less heinous than thousands of murders you are talking about? By siphoning away that enormous amount of money Congress govt. deprived millions of Indians of the food, the shelter, the health, the education that would have allowed them to survive and live a respectful life but couldn't survive because it was not there. Yes, they were not murdered in a collective manner which may be visible to cameras to capture it as mass murder but do you deny that it didn't happen? So, by your standards, does that make Congress party any less eligible to rule the country? And, BTW, once you eliminate all these candidates/parties, who do you propose as the party/leader to guide India forward as the next government? Because my friend, unlike you having the liberty of not hiring that gardener and managing your own lawn, India does need a leader to take it forward? Are you planning to step-up or just planning to sit in your arm-chair and pass judgement in your court on anyone you feel like? If not, then who are you and what are you doing here?

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    9. "Is that a crime less heinous than thousands of murders you are talking about?" You ridiculous excuse for a human being, please please just stop. Given the option of having your entire family executed or your entire family wealth looted without a single anna in your pocket. Please get back to me about which you would rather choose.

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  4. agreed, but does one mistake define a man? he has moved on and made a positive difference. may be he has acknowledged his errors and now trying to correct them by serving the nation well.

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    1. killing and raping innocents are not errors...

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    2. I really don't think this is 'one mistake' or something that can be forgiven and forgotten. If he really wants to make a positive difference, he should have stood up and accepted his doings, adhered to judicial protocol - if he was really at the helm of it all. As there is no 'conviction' against him, I guess there is no mistake that we can speak of.

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    3. So release every killer, rapists from prison, they did just one mistake, they can acknowledge their mistake. It was not a mistake... it was a planned, well elaborated, sponsored Genocide .

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    4. One, he has not apologized so we have no reason to believe he has changed. Two, by that logic we should be giving all murder accused just a warning for their first offence, because after all one mistake does not define a man.

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    5. May be next time I'll rape your mother or sister and then apologize and take good care of you and will get you a fabulous job making a positive impact in your life. At that point in time, Id like to hear you saying the same

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    6. developmentismodiMarch 26, 2014 at 6:31 AM

      there is a difference , Modi is not the rapist , he is accussed of not acting fast against the rapist when the act was happening .

      So he is wrong in not taking action but then later he went and prevented any rape from happening for next 10 years.

      You want to forgive this bystander or not ?

      no one is asking u to forgive the rapist

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    7. Modi was not the rapist. He was the one standing guard outside the door so the rapist can do his rape. Development is modi it seems. How callous can one get. The thousands of people murdered were your countrymen and women.

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  5. you have been electing criminals of all colors and creed till now. so whats new...and there goes all your arguments out of the window. besides, these RED FLAGS have been created where none existed. should we pay attention to rumors?

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    1. he standard for PM has always been higher than that for a local MLA or corporator, so the argument that many elected government members have criminal records, is weak. What part of Mayaben Kodnani's conviction is a rumor?

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  6. Your analogy has a problem , a servant and a politicians , allegations on both of them dont carry equal weight .

    Everyone from Manmohan singh , Putin to Obama to Bush has allegations against them , none of their servants have allegations why ? they r not same dude.

    In public life allegations r common, u choose to believe some depending on your personal belief inside you and not on proofs , a situation is viewed by different people differently you have try to sell your view in public to get backing but a lot of us might not see things that way , he might have been helpless in his initial years of governance and a lot of bad elements took advantage of it then and after 2002 he learnt from it and never let anything happen like that .

    Think 10 years ahead my friend dont live in past like a fossil , it is too old incident and nothing happened after that why u choose to ignore the large positive part

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    1. OK..let someone kill your family..wait for 10 years..then everything will be alright..Ya?
      A MURDER IS A MURDER IS A MURDER.

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    2. "he might have been helpless in his initial years of governance and a lot of bad elements took advantage of it then and after 2002 he learnt from it and never let anything happen like that"

      really you believe that he was helpless ?? Either he learnt after 2002 or the minorities were too scared and oppressed after seeing their friends and relatives burnt alive

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    3. Realpatriot - Good point. I was wondering when someone will poke that hole in the analogy. Two things. One, happy to concede that the analogy is not exactly apples to apples, but then again, it is hardly the crux of the article. Do you have an opinion on the other stuff? Second, the analogy is not as weak as you think - Granted that a chief minister is more likely to have false accusations placed on him than a domestic worker is, but then the chief minister also has tremendously more power in legally defending himself against any allegation as compared to the domestic worker. In other words, if a domestic worker was really blamed for 100 crimes and despite his lack of money and power he managed to evade conviction, then he probably had a super strong case of innocence to present to the court. You would still not hire him would you? I'm questioning why that is given that the probability of guilt is about equal for a CM who has been blamed for 100 crimes but manages to evade conviction, and a domestic worker who has been blamed for 100 crimes and also manages to evade conviction.

      Also, what crimes are Manmohan and Obama accused of? Which other candidate for PM/President has such cases and allegations against them? Putin might be an example, but why would we follow a poor example?

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    4. It is a hypothetical case against a real case , no gardener will have 100 allegations against him and he goes scott free from all. he cannot either have 100 accusations or be free of all of them.

      so u r creating extremes to justify your hypothetical case.

      MMS is accused of murder due to incompetence , a good leader who is nice but incompetent kills differently by not being able to control bomb blasts in country , but making the nation weak and thus unsafe for the population to live in .He made no tough laws against corruption ,against rapes , so he is responsible for inaction.

      Obama has a set of accusations against him for not handling soldiers lives well in Afghanistan

      when u r right up there u just cant have a picture perfect life .

      People will accuse ,not guilty until proven, r u calling supreme court and its team inefficient ?

      dont avoid this Q ? Is supreme court committee ok not the court itself but a committee that investigates and says allegations need to be deleted against him .

      So arent you mocking the supreme court by still continuing to allege ?

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    6. sorry wrongly worded :
      Is supreme court (committee ok not the court itself) but a committee that investigates and says allegations need to be deleted against him so they r really inefficient ?
      Why so many honest people tried and no one get anything against Modi ? Ok u said all records were deleted , how about testimonies ?

      All police officers/witnesses r corrupt ur brush stroke is too large and u watch too many movies and believe them , if it was real oppression someone will speak up against Modi , people did speak against other accused but no one against Modi specifically.

      Modi in this case is accused of inaction and I think he really must be blamed for inaction at that time , very bad at that time he didnt act swiftly but he learnt from the mistake and in future he has made a fast acting leader so the past is made up with good active governance , focus on future how long will u talk about UNPROVEN past .

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    7. @realpatriot: you say he has learnt from his mistakes. How? By promoting and rewarding people who took part in the riots and punishing those who tried to stop the riots? Forget learning from his mistakes, Modi is not accused of just inaction (which in itself is horrendous) but of actively abetting the riots by tying up the hands of the police.

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    8. @rational crusader: while i loved your post and the efforts you took to piece together all the evidence, your analogy is seriously flawed. There is a huge difference in the benefits a servant with a criminal record but excellent cooking and gardening skill brings to the table and the benefits an able PM with red flags brings. Again there is also a HUGE difference in the harm a dim witted gardener whose relatives steal 1000 rupees can do and that a dim witted PM whose relatives steal hundreds of crores do. More than the stealing it is the frightening policies of the dim witted PM which should scare the living day lights out of people.
      This is not to say I want Modi for PM, just that your analogy is flawed. Also the congress are bloated, foolish and greedy. If only they would field another candidate, it would solve such a huge dilemma for so many voters.

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    1. Ur reply to Anonymous has no logic at all - why would you give a warning to a murder accused - u would punish him if proved, move on if unproved. Who are you to give warning to who ever you want. I can file a case against you for raping and killing my grand ma - there it goes, you are a murder and rape accused, then I write a heart wrenching blog post about how you raped her and how inhuman you are, given sufficient effort, I could spread it all over the internet. There it goes - tried and judgement passed in the online world - U are a criminal

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    2. You're missing the point unfortunately. I deeply respect the legal threshold of innocence until proven guilty. Read my blog from 2012 about the Nirbhaya case. I believe that those men also deserved the legal provision of innocent until proven guilty. The point made in this article is that "guilty beyond reasonable doubt" is too lenient a benchmark when evaluating a PM. A more reasonable benchmark would be "innocent beyond doubt". This article aims to prove that Modi does not meet that benchmark because there is enough doubt of his innocence, even though it falls short of "guilty without reasonable doubt". It's a more complicated position than say a black or white approach, but it is incumbent on educated Indians around the world, to be able to analyze a complex situation for what it is, and not condense it into a ridiculous oversimplification because it is convenient to do so.

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  8. Nice work of putting together all the incriminating evidence.
    But sadly most people have lost their moral compass and wouldn't care, even in face of such evidence...
    Vivek

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  9. God bless you my man! Don't even know what your name is, but you have painstakingly put together most of what is out there to convert the few sensible ones who may have any chance of reevaluating their ideas about the man. Ignore the naysayers pal, they are here for a different reason. Reason 2, which you have so eloquently laid out out there for their benefit.

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  10. Excelsior, dear friend, whoever you are! May your tribe grow...God bless!

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    1. It's an honor to have this article read by you Sanjiv. Thank you for all you've done and for being an inspiration to millions. A few more like you is all India needs.

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  11. Its nice to see the loons post anon comments. Sad to say, but this article shows what exactly is wrong with India. I applaud your perseverance and courage to piece this article. I'm sharing it to make sure others see this and at least a few see the sense this article makes.

    God bless you, friend! May your quill never run dry.

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  12. Well crafted. I am sure Indians are not fool. and we will choose the right candidate at least this time. Lets join hand and work towards that. If not than DONOT COMPLAIN.

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  13. Is there no one remaining............ Than to choose a mass murderer........ Or so called clean chit man...

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  14. @vivekmenon he didnt kill and rape himself, right?

    @websush, have you seen the development of gujrat yet?

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  15. ?It would truly be a blind act to ignore the simplicity of facts - Why did the state machinery not respond for 48 hours and curb the situation? Why are proven statements and sting tapes not considered as factual evidence? Why did this straightforward debate take a decade and still present no clear punishment to the convicted?

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  16. @Whoever this anonymous is - abetting to a crime is being part of it and deserves punishment. Please read the Indian Penal Code before you make such crass comments. Hence, by allowing it to happen or ordering it, he IS equally at fault.

    Secondly, do you think you would view the development of Gujarat as the biggest factor if it was your family that was victimized in those riots? I don't want a man of questionable morals to lead my nation and its' people, no matter what the 'development' he can bring.

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  17. @hareshlulla, I think I agree on that, you are right.

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  18. Excellent article. Unfortunately the fact is that any rational person already has this mindset and so does not support him. Those that do are as you said exactly in one of the two categories - people who want the exact same he wants or people who don't care what happens to someone else as long as their group is secure/unaffected.

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  19. Thank you for this piece. Well done.

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  20. Would love to read you analysis of the recent Assam riots...

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  21. wat to do next? not go and vote??

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    1. I'm voting AAP. Yes they demonstrated impulsiveness in the Delhi situation, but with their laser focus on eliminating corruption, they're the best bet. If AAP doesnt play out, I'm no fan of Rahul Gandhi but if given a choice between a slow but earnest leader and a sharp but murderous one, I'll pick the earnest one any day.

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    2. I would happily b with u and support the earnest LEADER. But where in RG do you see a leader. He is an example of nepotism at its worth and represents a family that has been the worst termite India has seen. I am neutral in my political preferences but you my friend are so anti Modi you will go vote for shit just to keep him out

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  22. Everything you say here is quite plausible..just dont give me example Of US as an ideal state..it razed afghanistan to ground post 911, invaded iraq and killed thousands of innocemt muslims just on whims of bush with moral media being a willing mistress...killing innocent people outside your country is Ok..while killing them inside is genocide..
    .may be peaceful citizens of Bhutan could give us this lecture..but not from self congratulatory people of a hypocritical imperialistic nation..

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    1. 1. I'm an Indian citizen living in the United States.
      2. Even if I was American, a spade is a spade is a spade and people from around the world should call it one.
      3. Two wrongs don't make a right. America's transgression doesn't make India's right.

      Here are my views on the American wars of the last decade

      http://slicethefog.blogspot.com/2007/08/toppling-saddam-was-mistake.html

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  23. Excellent post.

    Time and again, people everywhere believe that neighborhood criminal rackets CANNOT be carried out without the knowledge & support of local politicians & police. How come then it can be believed that 100s are massacred with active support of the then politicians in Gujarat.

    Worst case scenario Modi was actively involved in first allowing and then covering up.

    Best case scenario, Modi was ineffectual as an administrator.

    In either scenario Modi is not fit for the highest post of the country.

    On the part of Hindus, anger and taking revenge for burning of 59 Hindus in the train incident may be justified at various levels.

    But do we really want a PM who will preside over a bunch of unruly mobs next time there is a jihadi attack.

    Given the way the country has been ruled for past 10 yrs, personally I am also torn between the choices available:

    Congress (all said and done, I am sure sane heads will prevail and Rahul, just like his mom, is not going to be our PM if UPA comes to power)
    BJP: While Modi may be seen as strong & determined leader and lot of so-called-developed indeed may take place. However, I am still not sure how a BJP govt will bow down to dictats from Baba Ramdev, RSS, Bajrang Dal and other religious leaders.
    AAP: Group of talented people without a strong leadership.

    Given all the above, I will opt for BJP this time hesitatingly, under the fond hope that BJP would just about be able to have a majority in Parliament and hence would not have a complete free-reign. Also, 5 years would be too short a period for any rule to completely destroy the social fabric.

    So, with a very heavy heart, at least this time, we should give Modi a chance, for the greater good and evaluate him ruthlessly next time around. Hopefully by that time, both Congress & AAP would have sufficient time to cleanse and strengthen themselves.

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    1. Thanks Sanjay. I appreciate your line of reasoning. I'm backing AAP even with their tactical blunders. Apart from a fantastic charter, they have attracted a lot of talent that comprises of non-career-politicians for the most part, and they have the best chance of engineering a drastic revamp of the culture of politics.

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    2. I was quite with you on this but the problem is even if I am willing to ignore AAP's blunders they are not in a position to gain majority. So by not supporting BJP we are just allowing Congress to come back or even worse a 3rd front with unimaginable leaders.

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    3. What is the achivements of aap, only 49 days of rule? They had great chance serve dehli but wasted and now looking and claiming for hiegest post of india...on what bases aap is alternative for congress and bjp?

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    4. What is the achivements of aap, only 49 days of rule? They had great chance serve dehli but wasted and now looking and claiming for hiegest post of india...on what bases aap is alternative for congress and bjp?

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  24. RationalCrusader, same here. Am supporting AAP by heart, BJP with mind.

    We need at least 50 AAP MPs this time. And pray Delhi will give another chance to AAP with a majority to show their credentials.

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  25. Simply brilliant. Hope this receives widest readership.

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  26. Boohoo. Suck my dick you fucking American cunt. Modi will win and hopefully wipe out all the bloody mlechchas (Google it, you choot) from this country.

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    1. Hard to argue with an argument as compelling as yours, Anonymous. I will clarify that I'm not an American cunt, just a poor Indian cunt... and I happen to be pimping it internationally for the time being.

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  27. Excellently surmised. Loved the Tennessee part. I have long been thinking of India's place in the world should Modi become PM. While certainly drastic decisions like imposing sanctions is surely unlikely to happen, modern diplomacy which runs on soft power is sure to take a hit. As rightly pointed out India is at the crossroads and the next five years could be her first baby steps as being a global power. With such a thing in mind, Modi seems to be the last person who should be the driver. Rightfully, had this been USA Modi antics never would have worked. The right wingers regularly talk of being unique to the west. Is this what that ultimately is? Not being humane in any way?

    P.S. I am reminded of Ram Guha's concluding words in an interview," In a way it's good for India because should Modi become PM, he will expose himself in 9 months".

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    1. Thanks Srini. Good reference to Guha's quote. I certainly hope it plays out to be true, but in a non-catastrophic way.

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  28. Maybe what you say is correct.

    Now since you are so rational, whom would you choose as your PM?

    Before you ans this question:
    Give me a name. Do not answer by posing another question. What I have asked is fairly simple question.

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    1. I'll repeat a comment I made in reply to another reader.


      I'm voting AAP. Yes they demonstrated impulsiveness in the Delhi situation, but with their laser focus on eliminating corruption, they're the best bet. If AAP doesnt play out, I'm no fan of Rahul Gandhi but if given a choice between a slow but earnest leader and a sharp but murderous one, I'll pick the earnest one any day.

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  29. Wait, you live in US and are commenting on Indian politics? Why not come down here and participate?
    Or are you AAP supporter who likes to throw allegations all around?

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    1. completely agree!
      Stop misguiding people Mr!

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  30. It is said that if a lie is repeated a thousand times it seems like the truth but .....it is not the truth. If we go back in history post the First World War and the rise of the National Socialist German Workers Party there was a equal and audible nationalistic fervor towards a leader who promised them greatness, a visionary leader who rode on the plank of development and vocalized that he would make the Aryan race supreme. He did deliver no doubt about that. There has never been a leader who could rouse millions the way he did in the nationalistic fever that gripped the country. From being a head of the party he became the head of the state, A dictator- fuehrer. He didn't grab the title he was given the title of fuehrer or the leader or guru... voted to power by his own countrymen to bring in Vikas as we understand and all the industrial houses stood with him. The so called great nations of that era also supported him in his cause till..........it all came to the sacrifice of 5.6 million of its own people and 60 million of the world population. That was approx 2.5% of the total world population in just a few years.
    Antisemetism or prosecution of the minority in this case Jews was primeal to the cause, the overtones were religious - not in terms of faith but more nationalistic. After all they had the money which was amassed by them over centuries even though they didn't belong to their country.
    History is taught so that we don't repeat the mistakes that our previous generations made ....repeating history is a folly that mankind is good at.
    I hope and pray atleast in India - land of the Eternal Law( Sanatan Dharma) sense and truth prevail- satyamev jayate

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  31. Didn't he adhered to judicial protocol?
    He got clean chit from SIT under observation of Supreme Court.
    The Gujarat Riots were inevitable... See the root cause of riots...
    Two coaches of a train full of innocent Man, Women and children returning from Ayodhya burnt alive!
    Why don't people go after the person who did that!
    People of Gujarat elected him twice after the incident with clear Majority!
    I don't know from which state or country you're from, but if you believe in democracy, then he has support from people.
    So talk to someone from Gujarat and try to get your facts right...
    Don't make such crap stories and misguide people.

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    1. The so called clean chit was excepted by a metropolitan court. As you rightly said the judicial protocol is not over yet, it allows for a hearing at a higher court. So technically that argument is invalid.
      Secondly you said the Gujarat riots were inevitable ..the root cause was not the burning of the trains but it was the Ayodhya issue which rekindled this stupid communal warfare and by the way was also responsible for the Bombay blasts .An eye for an eye is not what is taught in Hinduism.
      Third the leader does have the mobs faith -a mob is a group of people who go berserk when inflamed by a passionate leader. Democracy on the other hand is defined as form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally either directly or indirectly through elected representatives— It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, liberty and fraternity. - the term relevant here is equality ...not only racial but financial as well, which brings me to your fourth point can Gujarat as you say or people of your state say that they have achieved financial equality or have even come close to narrowing the gap.
      Remember it is not averages of growth we are talking about but comparing the vast financial disparity of your state. There are other states which have a better track record in inclusive growth than Gujarat some of them ruled by the same party as well.Crony capitalism and high GDP's were weapons of the apposing party in the era gone by and should not be something that is the yardstick.
      The issues mentioned on this blog are very relevant and viewed objectively make a lot of sense. Dismissing something as "crap" without analyzing it in its entirety is unjust and a misguided approach.

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    2. Since you were tom toming about Gujarat - these articles from an unbiased international media would be an interesting read for you.Three articles in three leading media outlets of Europe and USA questioning the objective basis of the “Gujarat Model” being a successful one and whether it is a model capable of pulling up the sagging Indian economy. My intention is not to anger you or belittle you but to open your mind and think ....the choices we make are not for the present but for our future.

      Guardian: 13th March, 2014

      The BJP candidate may be leading India’s prime ministerial election polls, but his record, while good, doesn’t justify the hype… There are two problems with this argument. First, there are other states that have achieved this, but no one is talking about the Maharashtra or Haryana model of development. Second, Gujarat’s growth rate was higher than the all-India level in the 1980s and 1990s as well… Gujarat’s growth rate in the 1990s was 4.8%, compared to the national average of 3.7%; in the 2000s it was 6.9% compared to the national average of 5.6%. The difference between Gujarat’s growth rate and the national average increased marginally, from 1.1 percentage points to 1.3 percentage points. A good performance? Yes. Justifying the hype? No. … Contrast this with the performance of Bihar, the state that has been in the bottom of the rankings in terms of per capita income throughout: its growth rate was 2.7 percentage points below the national average in the 1990s, but 1.3 percentage points higher in the 2000s. So the prize for the most dramatic turnaround in the 2000s would go to Bihar.

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      Time Magazine: 20th February, 2014

      Officials reject claims that Muslims, who make up about 9% of the state’s 60 million people, have been neglected. Why separate by religion? says Pratik Doshi, a Modi aide.. ..Adds A.K. Sharma, a close lieutenant of the chief minister; The Muslim population in Gujarat is doing as well as the Hindu community. That’s only partly true, according to the 2006 Sachar Committee Report, a paper commissioned by New Delhi on the status of Muslims in India. It found, for instance, the rate of poverty among rural Muslims in Gujarat was lower than that of Hindus, but in urban areas it was double.

      ..In Ghoda, a village a few hours’drive from Ahmedabad, a young woman, Shakari Ben, sits under the roof of her red-mud house, its walls scorched black from the cooking fire. Small chickens peck at nothing on the mud floor. Ben produces a stack of five round chapatis and a 10-kg sack of flour. This is all the food we have in the house right now, she says. Sure, there is an electricity line running to her lean-to home, but her two boys, who stick to her side sucking their thumbs, both have bellies that look bloated, a textbook symptom of malnutrition.

      Forbes: 12th March, 2014

      Adani has, over the years, leased 7,350 hectares€ “much of which he got from 2005 onwards€“ from the government in an area called Mundra in the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat. FORBES ASIA has copies of the agreements that show he got the 30-year, renewable leases for as little as one U.S. cent a square meter (the rate maxed out at 45 cents a square meter). He in turn has sublet this land to other companies, including state-owned Indian Oil Co., for as much as $11 a square meter. Between 2005 and 2007 at least 1,200 hectares of grazing land was taken away from villagers.

      For miles at a stretch the chimneys of the two power plants are visible against the horizon. Gajendra Sinh Jadeja, the 28-year-old head of Navinal village, says the Gujarat government took some 930,770 square meters of his village’s grazing land for Adani,s SEZ. Adani got it for 19 cents a square meter…Traversing a couple of nearby barren fields, Jadeja says he had been growing alternately cotton, millet and castor there. Now patches of white salt are easily visible across stretches of the fields and have become a common sight across farms. The saline water ruined the soil, and the poor production now is just not worth it, he says.

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    3. Spot on. Sadly, objective analyses of Modi's economic record are only getting absorbed by a handful. The rest rely on the anecdotal gushing they hear from Gujarati neighbors or friends. "My friends in Ahmedabad tell me that life is utopian under Modi. He was provided them with everything". Why don't these random nuggets of blissful existence stand up to any objective and fact based analysis by economists and statisticians? Late last week Arnab Goswami hosted a pointed debate about the economy where several stats were laid out in front of the BJP spokesperson. Gujarat is not 1st, not 2nd, but 8th in terms of corporate investment in that state. What's more, it has been in that status quo since the 90s. Bihar has progressed more. Surely there was a good answer coming from the BJP to explain away that point made on the debate? Instead, the guy said "Congress is deflecting attention away from rise in onion prices, inflation, increasing gas prices...". Clearly he did not have a response and deflected as politicians do. He knows that it doesn't matter because 99% of those watching the debate would rather get an economic read from an elevator conversation with their Gujarati broker. "Kya development kiya hai boss Gujarat main Modiji ne..."

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  32. Let me present a different angle which is the true India today. For that we need look beyond Modi (unfortunately your article seems to single him out). We say India is a democracy, in reality we are far away from it. For democracy to function, there has to be a basic standard in everything that has to work. Today, there is nothing working in India - everything is 'Ram bharose'. If someone says he's good, we doubt and most probably we'll be right as well. Thanks to the corrupt & short sighted rule for more than 60yr, less than 5% of the politicians today are somewhat good. Rest 95% are competing with each other on every aspect of criminal activity, corruption, nepotism, hiding behind the law and what not. And our own system (groomed by our rulers for 60yr) has systematically allowed these hooligans to grow up in our midst in society. There are only 3 options left - (1) Do something like a French revolution, (2) wait for a clean guy to start a party and vote him to power (AAP does promise this, but they don't have experience & too late for this Lok sabha elections, am sure they'll come to power in 5yr), (3) Bring an existing guy (even with lots of criminal cases) to power but we believe he'll change the system once he comes to power. Modi falls in the 3rd category with a huge support base currently. And Congress / Rahul Gandhi is nowhere in the picture.. he might be if we are talking about stand up comedy that too which is embarrasing!!

    Better you realize this changing political scenario.

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    1. Ok, fair argument. Now analyze this. Completely hypothetical, but bear with me. Let' say the crimes he is strongly suspected of are not the gujarat riots, but
      1. To control eye sore of homeless people, he had 1000+ picked up of the streets and gassed to death.
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      2. He decided that a certain caste of Hindus... let's say "Dalits" need to be taught their place in life and he instituted a ban on dalits from education and corporate jobs

      3. He felt that women needed to put in their place, and he instituted a ban on women being seen without a male escort of their family.

      Now also assume that he did wonders for the economy and will do the same for India.

      Would you still vote him in because of all the considerations you laid out? Hopefully you answered no. If you still said yes, please have your moral compass evaluated.

      If you said no, then the crux of your position is "I believe that the genocide of a 1000 muslims is far less egregious than the genoice of 1000 homeless, or a dalits being denied education, or women being denied freedom."

      That's your position really, and you should say it out aloud a few times. Hopefully it sounds as ridiculous to you as it does to me.

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  33. Sorry, but in IMHO, the article is flawed. Modi is not in the same position as a gardener. He is the CM of a state, a position of power. In that position, if you take strong decisions, you make enemies. Of course you could be a nice Manmohan Singh and take no strong decisions and hence have no enemies. But I seriously do not think we want a soft PM like MMS.
    The author does his best to try to scare the readers presenting selective facts, hypothetical situations and flawed analogies. I prefer analyzing facts in the full context. In the case of Godhra riots, only the court has those facts, so I will allow them to make the decisions. Further, I will any day trust courts more than what criminals such as Babu Bajrangi have to say.
    I think one fact we tend to forget is that while Modi was the Gujarat CM, the center govt., which has more powers than a state govt., was headed by the Congress. Going by the "conspiracy theories" of this author, I should also think that the central govt. should do everything for Modi to be convicted. In spite of this, Modi was acquitted.
    My point is that I do not think that the courts could have been compromised to let Modi win, especially when the central govt. wanted to prove so badly that he was guilty.
    To summarize, I do not see any red flags :)

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    1. I'll post a comment I made in response to another reader's comment.

      Two things. One, happy to concede that the analogy is not exactly apples to apples, but then again, it is hardly the crux of the article. Do you have an opinion on the other stuff? Second, the analogy is not as weak as you think - Granted that a chief minister is more likely to have false accusations placed on him than a domestic worker is, but then the chief minister also has tremendously more power in legally defending himself against any allegation as compared to the domestic worker. In other words, if a domestic worker was really blamed for 100 crimes and despite his lack of money and power he managed to evade conviction, then he probably had a super strong case of innocence to present to the court. You would still not hire him would you? I'm questioning why that is given that the probability of guilt is about equal for a CM who has been blamed for 100 crimes but manages to evade conviction, and a domestic worker who has been blamed for 100 crimes and also manages to evade conviction.

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    2. To your other point about the "acquittal" he has received from the courts. Statements like these really make me question how much time we Indians are investing in evaluating their to-be PM. Modi has not been tried in any court, much less acquitted. What has happened is that a team of policemen (not lawyers, not judges) has prepared an "inquiry based report". They made it clear in their report that it is not even an investigation, but an inquiry. They presented this report to the Supreme Court and laid out many red flags (mentioned in this article). They did also recommend that there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute. The amicus Curiae of the Supreme court - Ramachandran Raju - read the report and his official recommendation is that there is enough to prosecute Modi under several laws. With this conflicting direction, the Supreme court has said that the right course of action is for the pleaders to take the case to lower courts and go from there. Mrs. Zakia did just that with a district court, which agreed with the SIT report. Next stop high court. Given that the Supreme Court's amicus curiae found enough evidence to prosecute, it is just a matter of time before a court agrees with him and the matter goes to trial. That's the evidence you have at this point to evaluate. There is no acquittal and there is no clean chit. We can count on the evidence and acquittal becoming harder to achieve if he does become PM.

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  34. The most funny thing about this blog is the air of triumph the blogger exudes as if he has found some strong evidence to nail down Modi's guilt if not criminality. He seems to find loopholes in a manner to suggest that he has struck jackpot and that in all thee 12 years of investigations THESE THINGS were not addressed at all?
    And with some absolutely naive if not stupid analogies announcing how questionable is Modi.

    He does not say what SIT said about Sanjiv Bhatt and R.B Sreekumar. (Sanjiv Bhatt has been called a forgerer and UNRELIABLE by SIT)
    He does not say what SIT said about the alleged close door meeting on 27th where Modi allegedly gives a free hand for 3 days to the Police.
    He does not say what SIT said about the Haren Pandya case.
    He does not say what SIT said about Babu Bajrangi video and the Tehelka Sting op
    He does not say what SIT said about Modi giving plum postings to ministers and police officers post riots in his Government.

    I really am impressed at the way the author makes us believe that all the supposed Red Herrings were not at all looked into by any investigative team in all these 12 years and liberally quotes SIT without quoting them full and in the right context.
    The author lost me when he called Sanjiv Bhatt and R.B Sreekumar fearless whistleblowers ...hahahaha, that was peak of innocent exaggeration. A casual look on the shady past of Sanjiv Bhatt and R.B Sreekumar, their constant u-turns in their depositions to the court and SIT, their tainted history as police officers is of no importance to the author.

    Nice try - these things have been argued and argued over and over again, the least you can do is not pose as you have found something new. If you call it a red-flag be kind enough to mention what SIT said about those red-flag.
    And in the end if you find AAP as an alternative - great. No issues there. But kindly please apprise yourself of the many red flags of AAP as well. Please follow your own standards of judging.

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    1. What part of the blog positions these findings as new? If you knew about all of them, I applaud you in being an informed Indian. I claim to be no more than that. What have you done with that information other than rely on the binary yes-no evaluation of the SIT report?

      In bashing Bhatt and Sreekumar, you are trying to debunk a couple of flags. As pointed out in the blog, arguments can be made against a few and we can call it "conspiracy". Can you really explain all of them in their entirety? Can you explain Kodnani's elevation to minister in 2007?

      And as for your quoting of the SIT and how it contradicted some of the points made in this blog, if the report really sang the way you say it does, then why does the amicus curiae of the Supreme Court maintain in his official report that there is prosecutable evidence against Modi?

      At best, what we have is legal murky water based on an "inquiry report" not even an investigation. One legal authority interpreted it as having enough evidence to prosecute and two legal authorities didn't find such evidence. That's hardly a settled matter.

      It may stay that way or as Zakia works her way up with her case, it may go the other way. The whole point of this blog is that do we really want to make a leap of faith when the chasm is so wide?

      At worst we have a toothless and shoddy inquiry by retired police officers that had zero powers to summon, arrest and search. That's your notion of what's needed to investigate the murder of a 1,000 people?

      Here is the full SIT report. I don't hide behind selective pieces of it. I have read the whole thing. As an educated and engaged Indian, I will absolutely ask tough questions of reports such as these and will not indulge in or condone indulgences of convenience that sit back in the couch and pontificate "but Supreme Court ne to clean chit de diya". Wake up and smell the coffee.

      http://www.scribd.com/doc/93422973/sit-enquiry-report-in-zakia-case

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  35. Modi has NOT been tried. He has NOT even testified on oath, nor has he been cross-examined on oath. All that a lame duck SIT do was to record his version and answers to their questions. Let me cross examine him!

    What the author has done is to present scattered but absolutely indisputable evidence together. Painstaking effort and very commendable. We owe him profound thanks. Now keen and seeking Indians have a single point of evidence against the villain of post partition India.

    Those that argue for "let bygones be bygones" or "this is an old hat" or "let Modi apologize" and so on should answer a simple question: Would they have said this if the raped ones were their sisters/daughters/wives? Would they have taken this insensitive stand and shown such forgiveness if the murdered ones were their brothers/sons/husbands? If all their life's savings were gutted in state-orchestrated violence?

    Yes, we can go beyond 2002: to the Woman Stalking, to Adani/Ambani patronage, to falsification of economic data, to the imbalanced and lopsided growth model of Gujarat, to Modi's casteist and sectarian politics, to his unabashed corruption as manifest in unlimited pre and post poll expenditure BJP is incurring....to the denial of Lok Ayukta, for a decade, to denying information under RTI, to rampant malnutrition and illiteracy, to pathetic state of IT, to his dictatorial attitude, to curtailing Gujarat Assembly sessions to the barest minimum, to the vengeful insults he heaps on Advani/Jaswant, to his appeasement of rented Muslims using hired skull-caps, burquas, etc etc.

    Modi has even let down his proteges like Bajrangi, Kotdnani, Vanzara who murdered to appease him.

    If you are human and an Indian first, then check-mark which arguments of the story would you dismiss holding satya meva jayate as eternally valid and binding! And if your eyes have now opened join the crusade with the author.

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  36. I have always been a Congress supporter until a year and a half back when I lost total faith in them. Why don't you post anything about the Gandhi family and how they have destroyed India's youth and made them complacent, lazy and ineffective? I'm not saying Modi is not guilty but your comments clearly show a negative bias. Be objective! Rahul is better than Modi because of what Modi has done but is Rahul good enough to lead the country? Definitely not! Kejriwal is a lunatic! Just having an anti corruption mantra doesn't mean the party will be effective or good. They have created more commotion than anything else. Personally, I think Kejriwal is a fraud. He has done everything he promised not to.

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    1. You're right. This piece has a singular focus, and that is to explain how the leap of faith needed in electing Modi is across a moat of doubt far too wide. When I publish my "Political History of India", a 500 page work-of-love with foreword by Ramachandra Guha, I'll be sure to include the topics you mention above and send you a signed copy. Sarcasm apart my friend, this is not a comparative post or an essay on the various options in front of us. Please read it for what it is. If you already knew this stuff, then I applaud you. If you didn't then hopefully I helped you learn something new.

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  37. A little too biased...!

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  38. A civilized society cannot cannot cannot elect anyone it believes might be a mass murderer. We will lose our claim to civilization if that happens, and a few successful industries and roads will never offset that.
    This has happened already in India. Congress came to power after 1984 Sikh riots.

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  39. Jagdish Tytler was our Prime Minister, or was Rajiv Gandhi accused of leading/abetting the riots? The standard for a PM is always higher. We're not talking of electing the BJP in with Rajnath or Arun Jaitley as PM.

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  40. Its not about hindu against muslims its this politicians who do this stuff even today millions of hindus hate modi and they dont want him to become pm at all and with this back ground i dont thing any human being should vote for MODI at all weather hindu muslim sikh or isaai cus at the end we r humans but MODI isnt he is a Rakshash. He is going to be defeated with the help of good hearted hindus who will never vote for him

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  41. People of INDIA dont want modi to be PM.

    VOTE WITH YOUR EYES OPEN VOTE FOR ADOG NOT MODI

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  42. I've never read a better and more concise piece of what's wrong with people seeing Mr. Modi as their PM.
    Brilliantly written.
    Much thanks!

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  43. Modi might not be someone I will vote for. But, the intense scrutiny he is subject to by such articles does not seem fair. What happened in Delhi during the Sikh riots is not very different. Remember, Rajiv Gandhi's words "When a big tree falls, the earth shakes". Nobody held him accountable for that. Or is it justified, because he was under grief as his own mother died? If everything what is being said is true, Modi definitely did not follow Raj Dharma. It was absolutely wrong what he did. However, to overlook all the things done by the other party and make what Modi did as much more grave is stupid, at the least.

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    1. Rajiv Gandhi is not standing for Prime Ministership.

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  44. So if you are unfortunate enough to be slapped with a criminal case even when you are innocent, does that mean the whole world should view you as guilty for your whole life ? There are plenty of people out there who have had criminal cases but then have been proved innocent. Some haven't been proven guilty because of lack of evidence. That still means they are innocent. In the case of Modi, the Supreme Court is looking into his case so have some faith in the courts. The court hasn't given its final verdict yet, so for all purposes Modi is an innocent man. Whole of media and people like you should have been slapped with defamation cases if it was a western country which have swift courts with no backlog.

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  45. Loved it!!!!! Very well written my friend. I hope as many people would read this post and MAYBE, hopefully make them think twice about voting for you-know-who.

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  46. Looser Author. Sitting in US and talking about India and India's future PM. Congress has paid you well. And looks like Gujrat incident was the first riots in INDIA

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  47. Rational crusader will appreciate if you dont create hypothetical situations instead giving real life case studies to prove your logic.


    And if you cant get real life case studies similar to this case to make a point (please dont give me drama that I wish there is none like this this is so horrible etc etc , the world has seen more horror stories and we need to objectively look at facts to learn from it , being emotional will hamper our understanding and clarity)

    If u can get real life case studies make ur hypothetical situation as close as possible most of them are very off .

    You choose which case is your best hypothesis and i will engage in a rational and unbiased debate with you . Not in favor of Modi and not against him , in favor of rational thinking ok?

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    1. Scroll up. Read 14 non-hypothetical reasons to not vote Modi. Respond.

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  48. You said : A civilized society cannot cannot cannot elect anyone it believes might be a mass murderer. We will lose our claim to civilization if that happens .


    How I read this : A civilized society must not , must not must not give chance to a reformed man who realizes his guilt and try to now do great things .

    By that school of thought the following people and their legacies must be wiped out from our country :

    1)Emperor Ashoka ( remember something called Ashoka Chakra , once a mass murderer , reformed totally built the greatest nation)

    2)Valmiki and Ramayan .

    How many you havent made very grave mistakes in your life and regret them deeply now and given a chance u will go back and undo it .

    Modi todays says he is deeply pained by the riots , if u can believe him or not, is your problem , the reflections on your mind from history from the people around u their honesty and greatness of your mind to accept and forgive
    and if you cant then go and destroy every Ashoka Chakra u see anywhere it is the legacy of someone who reformed too but if was not given the chance he would have died as a mass murderer and India would have missed a large chapter of greatness from its history .

    Exceptional men are result of exceptional situations , you can bet on average people who will never do any harm or take bold decisions all depends on u want India to be a great nation or an average nation .

    The choice is yours .Please make it carefully .

    Ps: At any point of time I dont intend to hurt any of my muslim brothers and sisters ,my best friends r muslims .

    I can totally understand the difficulty and pain those family members of rioters must have felt and still be feeling but a nation is built on many such sacrifices .We all should be first killing the british for dividing us over the dead bodies of so many families during partition , we should abolish English , but we as a nation have moved forward and maintain good relations with them now .

    Thats the mark of a great nation

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    1. "A man who realizes his guilt..." Unless you are trolling the insides of Modi's mind, with all due respect, how in the world do know he feels guilt and is reformed? The "deeply pained" comment came 10 years after the riots after countless prods. Counts as nothing more than a contrived, forced platitude leading up to an election. And really, Ashoka, Valmiki? You had to reach back 5,000 years into mythology no less, to come up with a parallel of murderers that eventually got reformed? What does that tell you about the absurdity of your argument? Seems like you believe in his guilt but instead of applying the standard of punishment that any civilized and modern society would apply to said guilty party, an "I'm pained" statement a decade after the crime seems to suffice in your book for the murder of a thousand. Sorry sir/madam, your thoughts disgust me.

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  49. to my Muslim brothers and sisters , those killed were not Muslims first , they were Indians first , some bad Indians killed other innocent Indians and it a sad part of our history like much of what has happened before and will happen forever again and again if you keep voting based on religion and based on that feeling of revenge.

    You are not letting the fire die and if any Indian votes on basis of religion and any politician asks votes based on religion , you are adding fuel to this fire which will burn the whole nation one day.

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    1. Brother it is not people from a particular religion death, Train was burnt with 60+ people in it.. That is a shameful incident. If there is no reaction for that shaemful cowardly act, shame one you and your analysis.

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  50. btw , I also noticed dear author that your red flag 1 has an error in it . I found the link to SIT report I didnt read through the whole report but page number 18 surely doesnt mention what it says .

    Sorry again to Muslim countrymen if I am looking overly defensive with so many of my comments on top but my only aim is decide based on facts not on false propoganda and emotions . We Indians have always been emotional and it has always been misused

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    1. Then you're looking at the wrong report. Here is a link to the report and it absolutely mentions Haren Pandya's testimony to the two judges.

      http://www.scribd.com/doc/93422973/sit-enquiry-report-in-zakia-case

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    2. Also added an image of the report up in the body of the blog.

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  51. Here's my bit:

    If you have already made up your mind about Modi being a mass murderer do not read further because no amount of discussion would lead to any substantial outcome.

    1) From 2002-2013: 12 years Modi has been tried by the central government and the courts. An Unhappy own party PM can still be given the benefit of the bias but the ultimate opposition and the supreme court of India could not charge him with whatever you or some more of your tribe are charging him for. Are you telling me that with such bright Red flags and such damning evidence, the government or the SIT still couldn't do against Modi? Isn't it quite ironic that he is the first ever Chief Minister in the history of India who goes on Trial for a (absurd, in my opinion) charge and comes out clean? With the CBI in Congress's pockets and IB and Raw researching this, they still couldn't produce substantial evidence against Modi- Doesn't this in itself give you a Green flag (for the joke that these flags mean) that he may just not be guilty at all!!

    2) Whats these ref flags have to do with his ability of being a PM. Assuming a Hypothetical scenario- where 100 crore Indians read your blog and decide that well, these red flags do matter and hence not vote for Modi. Result Modi doesn't come to power- 15 years later, some evidence comes up that proves Modi was innocent after all.. what do you do, in such a case- write an apology letter and say, oh well those red flags were actually maroon and I am colorblind.

    My point is - its very easy to show someone in bad light by just pointing to Red flags, or even Flagging it red even when there's no scope of it. But do this red flags matter in choosing the leader of a country- when the Red flags don't really prove anything- My answer is NO. A Big fat NO.

    You mentioned above in comments that you are an AAP supporter. Let me tell you Arvind Kejriwal has multiple FIRs against him and so does many other candidates from AAP

    Any Tom Dick & Harry can create a similar posts regarding Red Flags against him

    Here's a trailer

    - Support from Congress
    - Support to Somnath Bharti(despite of whatever that happened)
    - Money from ford Foundation
    - Wrong declaration of assets
    - Going against their own election agenda (Bungalow, security, VIP culture)
    - Since Delhi elections All AAP force only on defaming Modi- No attacks on Congress whatsoever)
    -most AAP candidates being Khaas aadmis rather than AAm aadmis

    The point is will these Red flags matter to you in deducing that AAP is actually an incompetent alternative rather than an effective one and that it will harm India financially and internationally rather than providing any help whatsoever.

    If your answer is No, then Congratulations, you now know, how Red Flags work.

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  52. I'm left speechless by your counter list of red flags. Yes, going against your own agenda of anti-vip-culture is very similar to abetting the murder of a 1000 people. Nicely done. I stand exposed.

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    1. Really? That's what you could come up with. Looks at AAP's political career. in 49 Days, they had those red flags, give them more time and you'll see all sorts of flags.

      All you could get from that comment was the mildness of the counter red flags.

      As I said, you needn't have read the comment at all- the disclaimer was such a giveaway. Don't you think?

      and by the way, why even call yourself a Rational Crusader when the rationale is just a garb for you know what.

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  53. To all who think "clean-chit" actually means "clean", please remember, courts go by evidence placed before it and how defence/prosecution argues before it. Collecting evidence is the job of investigating authority, not the judge.

    How many of us really believe the competence of CBI/IB etc? Remember Jessica Lal case-how witnesses were bought/silenced, inspite of murder happening in front of a crowd. Remmeber multiple Salman Khan cases. Remember the recent Reliance Ferrari accident. Remember Aarushi murder case.
    Scores of such high profile cases have been botched.

    On the contrary, if you believe the agencies did a good job, then don't crib any longer in case influential people are able to subvert the law. Witness intimidation is rampant across the country.

    The very fact that post-2002 no major riots have taken place in Gujarat itself is a proof that Modi/RSS agenda has been achieved - because Muslims have been taught such a brutal lesson that they dare not dissent. In such an environment, do you really believe poor witnesses will come forward.

    This entire episode should not be looked from a legal angle from my opinion. If our country was a truly a country where law is enforced with the same force on everyone, then yes, but in a country where money/political connections rules..this is not a purely legal matter.

    It all boils down to morality here. What stops Gujarat type experiments being repeated in West Bengal, Kerala etc where currently they do not have a stronghold.

    Islam has a lot to answer for itself and followers of the religion across the world. Status of Islamic states itself is proof enough. As a Hindu majority nation we need to decide if, as Hindus, we also want to go the extremists way.

    If Modi becomes PM, development may indeed take place. But make no mistake, as a nation, we will lose our moral value.

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  54. A necessary article. One would have to be blinded and stupid enough to not rationalise this. One for you to strengthen your point on the facade of economic development. The banality of evil - http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/the-banality-of-evil/article5818580.ece

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  55. A necessary article. One would have to be blinded and stupid enough to not rationalise this. One for you to strengthen your point on the facade of economic development. The banality of evil - http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/the-banality-of-evil/article5818580.ece

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  56. This article's aim is utter nonsense and not common sense.. if you have posted an article about all Indian political parties and their criminal records then it would have made sense.. now you are just a campaigner sitting in another political party just trying to deceive the common people... The law is same for you and me too... innocent until proved otherwise... the law is not just created for him... why don't you write about 2G, 3G, CAG, Common wealth scams that also killed and killing public by looting their money, depriving of basic necessities.. it is slow poison killing... like some one else said, if you have proof, why don't you publish..... someone can accuse you also and put you in that list if don't need a proof. This article's aim is utter nonsense and not common sense..

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  57. To the author of this post - don't waste your time and energy answering the right wing trolls. They are a lost cause. The nation is filled with smarter people, and this mobster will be deservingly consigned to the dustbin of history in a few weeks (I hope!!).

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  58. Thank God... For Once, a person has showed courage to go against the tide... The NaMo fever is blinding ppl... But, should let u know my friend that he is coming this time for sure... It depends how soon the mask goes off and how soon the public can recognize the real person behind it... Sharing the post

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  59. ELOQUENT ARTICLE.
    Sadly, Looking at the popularity wave and anti-incumbenc feeling, it looks as though only a MIRACLE can save our country from this genocidal maniac.

    I, for one, would rather have my roads riddled with potholes THAN with the blood of innocent men, women and children

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  60. Excellent Article. An extensive amount of research has clearly gone into this. Hats off to you, sir.
    Lets hope that reason and morality prevail upon our fellow countrymen.

    Only a Miracle can save our country from this genocidal maniac and his excellent use of the propaganda machinery.

    I, for one, would rather have roads riddled with pot holes THAN roads shed with the blood of innocent men, women and children !
    - S.

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  61. A very good compilation of facts and a well written article.

    To the critics of this article please note this is not an endorsment of the Congress or Rahul Gandhi. What the BJP does by day the Congress does by night. It only shows the true character of Namo.

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  62. After knowing Islamic hystory and what is happening now we still believe Islam means pease. So we can believe it is congress who is defaming Modi.

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  63. Hello Mr why you misguiding people on incident which took 12 years back and whatever evidence you mentioning here take them to SIT once again ...by reading this blog our court is inefficient to see what you could see ....

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  64. An excellent analysis of Modi and his governance by Rational Crusader. First of all, I am not a Congress supporter, rather, my hope for the nation rests with the AAP. Yes, they may be inexperienced, but at least have good intentions.To all those who support Modi, let me ask you a few questions. How come if Modi has turned Gujarat into this land flowing with milk and honey as he claims, Gujarat has the highest number of women renting their wombs? Unless abject poverty is staring her in the face, which woman would rent her womb? Is it that Modi's so called 'development' is reserved for his businessmen pals?
    The BJP was in power for a full five years at the Center. They gave us the unique distinction of being the only nation on planet earth whose highest seat of power was attacked by a bunch of Jihadis. I wonder if Nepal would have let that happen. They let a hijacked plane take off from Indian soil and sent a minister to escort a Jihadi to Khandahar in return for the plane. The world laughed at us. The Jihadi they escorted to Khandahar now presides over all the terrorist activity against India. They sent the Indian army marching to the border after the Parliament attack, and had them sit there twiddling their thumbs, till they flushed about a billion dollars down the drain. And when it comes to corruption, the BJP is no better than the Congress. Yediyurappa almost sold the whole of Bangalore. He even gifted government land to his concubine, and yet the BJP took him back. So much so for their morals.The Government is still trying to untangle the web of ownership patterns of Nithin Gadhkari's various fraud companies.

    Modi has blood on his hands. Even if the muslims set fire to the train in Godhra, any Chief Minister who has a 'let's teach them a lesson' attitude is not a leader, but a goon.....and goons don't make good PM's. If the Jihadis set fire to the train, there are courts and security agencies in our country to see the guilty are punished. Instead, Modi unleashed his goons on hapless civilians and let them run riot for three days. Modi is a blot on our civilization because any lawmaker who betrays his subjects he is under oath to protect, is committing treason. The punishment for treason is the gallows.

    Even if we set aside all this, can the Modi supporters tell me what qualities this foul mouthed man has to be India's Prime Minister? India is beginning to make it's presence on the International arena and an uneducated, foul mouthed person is not what the world will respect. The world will listen to an economist, an engineer or a bureaucrat, but not someone like Modi.

    Modi at UP rally now: the country wanted 'kamal and roti' in 1947. In 2014 they want 'kamal and Modi'. I am not just a person, I am an ideology. Modi is the new ideology of the nation.
    The crowds chant, 'modi, Modi'....

    Wow!!! The tell tale signs of a megalomaniac and his hypnotised worshippers. Wonder if the BJP ideology of nation, party and individual has been completely discarded for the fancies of a man.

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  65. An excellent analysis of Modi and his governance by Rational Crusader. First of all, I am not a Congress supporter, rather, my hope for the nation rests with the AAP. Yes, they may be inexperienced, but at least have good intentions.To all those who support Modi, let me ask you a few questions. How come if Modi has turned Gujarat into this land flowing with milk and honey as he claims, Gujarat has the highest number of women renting their wombs? Unless abject poverty is staring her in the face, which woman would rent her womb? Is it that Modi's so called 'development' is reserved for his businessmen pals?
    The BJP was in power for a full five years at the Center. They gave us the unique distinction of being the only nation on planet earth whose highest seat of power was attacked by a bunch of Jihadis. I wonder if Nepal would have let that happen. They let a hijacked plane take off from Indian soil and sent a minister to escort a Jihadi to Khandahar in return for the plane. The world laughed at us. The Jihadi they escorted to Khandahar now presides over all the terrorist activity against India. They sent the Indian army marching to the border after the Parliament attack, and had them sit there twiddling their thumbs, till they flushed about a billion dollars down the drain. And when it comes to corruption, the BJP is no better than the Congress. Yediyurappa almost sold the whole of Bangalore. He even gifted government land to his concubine, and yet the BJP took him back. So much so for their morals.The Government is still trying to untangle the web of ownership patterns of Nithin Gadhkari's various fraud companies.

    Modi has blood on his hands. Even if the muslims set fire to the train in Godhra, any Chief Minister who has a 'let's teach them a lesson' attitude is not a leader, but a goon.....and goons don't make good PM's. If the Jihadis set fire to the train, there are courts and security agencies in our country to see the guilty are punished. Instead, Modi unleashed his goons on hapless civilians and let them run riot for three days. Modi is a blot on our civilization because any lawmaker who betrays his subjects he is under oath to protect, is committing treason. The punishment for treason is the gallows.

    Even if we set aside all this, can the Modi supporters tell me what qualities this foul mouthed man has to be India's Prime Minister? India is beginning to make it's presence on the International arena and an uneducated, foul mouthed person is not what the world will respect. The world will listen to an economist, an engineer or a bureaucrat, but not someone like Modi.

    Modi at UP rally now: the country wanted 'kamal and roti' in 1947. In 2014 they want 'kamal and Modi'. I am not just a person, I am an ideology. Modi is the new ideology of the nation.
    The crowds chant, 'modi, Modi'....

    Wow!!! The tell tale signs of a megalomaniac and his hypnotised worshippers. Wonder if the BJP ideology of nation, party and individual has been completely discarded for the fancies of a man.

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  66. Modi aur Congress bhakto.... Janta maaf nahi kareygi

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  67. I am yet to come across such a comprehensive writeup of the whole Modi clean chit fiasco. This election has polarised people like never before. The moment a sane mind questions Modi's credibility as a good leader, the labelling happens. You are either branded as a pseudo-intellect, educated elite, a Congress stooge or an AAPtard. The right to raise pertinent questions has been snatched away. Like you said in the earlier comments, if the choice is between a corrupt and a morally corrupt government, I'd choose the former. But this time I'd definitely like to explore a new option too. Once again, thanks for the work and especially the analogy. Drives home the point brilliantly. I've linked your writeup here. If you mind it, please let me know.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152089848543481&id=704128480&ref=m_notif&notif_t=like&actorid=1585463744

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