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Kamal Nath Should Get Same Benefit of Doubt Given to Modi During 2002 Gujarat Riots: Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor defended Kamal Nath when asked if the Congress has lost moral high ground to the BJP by nominating Nath for the CM post, as he faces allegations of involvement in the 1984 riots.

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Updated:December 16, 2018, 1:21 PM IST
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Kamal Nath Should Get Same Benefit of Doubt Given to Modi During 2002 Gujarat Riots: Tharoor
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Mumbai: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday defended the party's Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath over allegations of involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, saying the charges were not proven in the court of law.

Interacting with members of the All India Professional Congress here, he also said Nath should get the same "benefit of doubt" which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is given about his handling of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Tharoor was asked whether the Congress has lost the moral high ground to the BJP by nominating Nath for the chief minister's post, as he faces allegations of involvement in the 1984 riots. He said Nath was not in any position of authority nor was he the chief minister of Delhi during the riots. "No court found any evidence against him to convict him. It is wrong to make a judgement based on unsubstantiated and unproven allegations," he said.

Modi has not been convicted by any court of law (though he faced allegations of administration's complicity in post-Godhra riots when he was the chief minister), the Congress leader said. "The same benefit of doubt given to Modi should apply to Kamal Nath," Tharoor said.

Nath, a nine-time MP from Chhindwara, will be taking oath as Madhya Pradesh chief minister on December 17.

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