Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Saturday wrote an open letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a day after the latter hosted a live chat on Google+ Hangout, raising questions on his intentions.
The letter to Modi comes in the backdrop of a special court sentencing former BJP minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years imprisonment for her role in Naroda Patiya riots case. Kodnani is believed to have had close relationship with Modi.
Bhatt accused Modi of trying to drift away from the court ruling on Naroda Patiya massacre case.
Modi is one of subset politicians to be active on social networking websites like Twitter as he has been working towards building a solid political base ahead of the Gujarat general elections and also nurtures his aspirations for the post of prime minister.
On Friday, Modi answered questions by several netizens through a live video chat anchored by Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn on Google+ Hangout.
Bhatt, who has been in loggerheads with the much-praised Gujarat Chief Minister, has shot out several unconformable questions, which tantamount to serious charges against Modi, in his letter.
Last year, Bhatt was first suspended and later arrested for allegedly threatening his fellow official and fabricating false affidavit to support his alleged claims against Modi. He created waves across the country after he alleged that he attended the meeting called by Modi after the 2002 Godhra train burning incident, in which the Gujarat Chief Minister instructed the police officials to go easy on the rioting Hindu mobs, who were targeting the minorities.
Following is the full text of Bhatt's letter to Modi:
Dear Narendra Modi,
You must have been apprised about the punishment meted out to your loyal lieutenants Dr. Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi, as well the misguided foot-soldiers of misconceived Hindutva, who have now been condemned to spend a life in prison. Was it perchance that you smartly distanced yourself from all these unfortunate people at an opportune moment? Have you spared a thought for the innocent family members of the accused who have been sentenced to a lifetime behind bars? It is believed that you were once a married man. At some point in your life, like all normal humans, you might have been touched by the magic of love, even thought of having children starting a family, perhaps! Have you even once thought about the plight of the wives and children of your onetime adulators who have been condemned for life?
Mr. Modi, have you ever looked at your actual image, stripped of the designer dresses that you are so enamored with? Have you ever looked at the reflection of the real face behind the mask? Have you ever introspected about your true-self concealed behind the meticulous imagery created by your media managers? Have you even once thought whether it is really worth it to sustain power, even if it requires sacrificing fellow human beings at the altar of expediency? Have you ever considered, even once, whether it is alright to facilitate or connive in the killing of another human being just because he does not conform to your beliefs? Is it really worthwhile to deceive your own self... or, is it only a small price to pay for your political ambitions?
I hope and pray to God that you get the time, wisdom and opportunity to find honest and truthful answers to some of these questions during this lifetime.
Sanjiv Bhatt 's letter credit: CNN IBN