Modi's fast is a political drama: Congress
Posted on: 12:06 PM IST Jan 20, 2012
New Delhi: The Congress on Friday slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's Godhra fast calling it a 'political drama'. Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil also accused Modi of wasting public money in his fasts.
"This is a political drama. Modi is wasting public money. Why is he not visiting any riot victims," Gohil questioned.
Reacting to the arrest of six activists protesting against Modi's fast, Gohil said, "The arrest of activists outside Godhra shows Modi's dictatorial approach."
As Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has begun his day-long fast in Godhra, activist Shabnam Hashmi and five others have been arrested on the outskirts of Godhra as they had planned to hold a parallel 'sammelan' to Modi's fast.
Congress leader and former Chief Minister Shankarsingh Vaghela will also counter that fast with one of his own.
The Gujarat Chief Minister's fast at Godhra is part of his 'Sadbhavana' mission and it is his 23rd fast.