SC ruling has vindicated our stand: BJP
New Delhi/Mumbai: Welcoming the Supreme Court order in the Gulbarga society case, BJP on Monday said it has vindicated the party`s stand that there is no shred of evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the case relating to the 2002 riots in the state.
Veteran leader L K Advani welcomed the Supreme court verdict, saying it has come as a big relief to BJP.
"Never in history of India has there been misinformation propaganda against any political leader as it has been against Modi," he said in Mumbai.
Congratulating Modi in a message on Twitter, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said after several years truth has triumphed.
"Narendrabhai has passed agnipareeksha (test by fire) today. My heartiest congratulations to him. Satyamev Jayate.
Varsho baad aaj satya ki vijay hui hai," she said.
Her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley said there is not a shred of evidence of involvement of Modi in the riots and the SC verdict has vindicated the BJP stand.
"BJP has throughout maintained that allegations against Narendra Modi are totally false and there is no shred of evidence against him to connect him with the unfortunate riots," Jaitley said in Delhi.
The eminent lawyer said the apex court had asked SIT to investigate the Gulbarga society case and no evidence of Modi`s involvement was found. The Supreme Court has now stated that a supplementary chargesheet should be filed and the case tried in a lower court.
"We stand vindicated that there is no evidence to connect Modi to the riots," Jaitley said.
He also took digs at the rights activists who have been gunning for Modi in the riots case. "Propoganda is no substitute for evidence," he said.
Jaitley stated that he was glad SC has monitored the riots case and its ruling shows it has faith that a fair trial can be held in a Gujarat court.
Modi expressed his happiness over the ruling with a Tweet, "God is great".