Teesta Setalvad news According to the report of the SIT, Teesta Setalvad asked a leader why Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar were made MPs and it was not considered. Shabana and Javed Mian-Bibi got a chance? Why am I not being made a member of Rajya Sabha? She wanted to enter politics.
The Gujarat government’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) has claimed in its report that social activist Teesta Setalvad wanted to enter politics. SIT quoted a witness as saying that Setalvad had told a leader for this that if Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar can be made Rajya Sabha MPs, then why not me? The report also claimed that she, along with Congress leader Ahmed Patel, was conspiring to topple the then Modi government.
There were riots in Gujarat in the year 2002. Congress was the main party in the opposition then. The SIT said this in an affidavit filed in the city’s civil sessions court on Friday, objecting to Setalvad’s bail plea . The SIT said that the accused had hatched a bigger conspiracy with political motives.
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar; So why not me?
The Central Government honored Setalvad with the Padma Shri in 2007. The probe agency accused her of making these efforts to achieve political ambitions and said that she wanted to become a Rajya Sabha member. The SIT cited a witness who claimed that Setalvad asked a political leader why Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar were made MPs and were not considered. Shabana and Javed Miya-bibi got a chance? Why am I not being made a member of Rajya Sabha?
Setalvad conspired to topple the Gujarat government?
The SIT on Friday said that Teesta was involved in a major conspiracy to topple the BJP government in Gujarat. The affidavit, filed in the sessions court, claimed that Setalvad was involved in a larger conspiracy at the behest of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel to topple the BJP government after the 2002 riots. Setalvad has been arrested along with former IPS officers RB Sreekumar and Sanjeev Bhatt for fabricating evidence to implicate innocent people in Gujarat riots cases.
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