Teesta Setalvad and Sonia Gandhi Connetion:
The legal noose has been tightened on social activist Teesta Setalvad. She has been detained by the police in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots. She is accused of hatching a conspiracy to implicate innocents. Teesta Setalvad has also been accused of tricking Zakia Jafri and tampering with evidence. Meanwhile, questions are being raised on Setalvad’s relationship with the Congress. During the Congress rule, Setalvad was awarded the Padma Shri and many other honors. The BJP has alleged that she was a member of the National Advisory Council headed by Sonia Gandhi. The Congress and its President Sonia Gandhi were behind Setalvad’s campaign against the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Setalvad’s NGO got 1.4 crore rupees in the UPA government of Congress. Its purpose was to campaign against Modi and defame India.
An FIR has been registered against Teesta Setalvad in the crime branch of Ahmedabad city. In this connection, she was taken into custody on Saturday and taken to Gujarat. Two former IPS officers are also named in this FIR. Together with them, Setalvad hatched a conspiracy against the then CM Modi. Now questions are being raised on the role of Congress in this whole episode. The reason for this is the party’s connection with these three.
Teesta’s grandfather was the country’s first Attorney General,
Teesta Setalvad has a wonderful family background. Her grandfather MC Setalvad was the first Attorney General of the country. He also holds the title of being the Attorney General for the longest time. Teesta Setalvad’s father Atul was a well-known advocate. She too started with a degree in law, but left it midway. Instead, in 1983, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Bombay University. She started his career as a journalist. Later she got married to renowned journalist Javed Anand. He started his NGO in 2002. Its name was Citizens for Justice and Peace. This NGO helped Zakia Jafri fight the legal battle. Zakia’s husband Ahsan Jafri was killed in the Gujarat riots.
Congress and Setalvad’s relationship came in the news
As soon as Setalvad was taken into custody, the discussion about Congress and their relationship also gained momentum. In 2002, Setalvad was honored by the Congress with the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award. Setalvad was awarded the Padma Shri during the first term of the Congress-led UPA. She received this honor in 2007. Earlier in 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Nani Palkhivala Award.
The BJP has alleged that Setalvad was also a member of the National Advisory Council headed by Sonia Gandhi. The lies they spread and corruption were not possible without the support of the government. In the UPA government itself, Rs 1.4 crore was given to Setalvad’s NGO. This money was used to campaign against Modi and defame India.
Setalvad was in constant touch with Sanjiv Bhatt
The facts that have come to the fore in Zakia Ahsan Jafri vs Government of Gujarat state that former IPS officer and then DIG Sanjiv Bhatt was in constant touch with top Congress leaders of Gujarat. These leaders included the then Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Shakti Singh Gohil and then State Congress President Arjun Modhwadia. She helped Sanjeev Bhatt in many ways. Sanjeev Bhatt was constantly trying to play the media card to influence the matter through all the NGOs. Teesta Setalvad was in constant touch with Sanjeev Bhatt. Teesta had prepared the affidavits along with Advocate MM Tirmiji. Then the pre-typed affidavits were signed. Setalvad also influenced the witnesses.
The Supreme Court has given a clean chit to the then Chief Minister Modi and others in the 2002 Gujarat riots case. On Friday, the court had dismissed the petition challenging the SIT’s decision. The SIT had declared Modi and others innocent in the case. The court has said that all those involved in the abuse of process need to be brought to book. After this, the grip of Teesta Setalvad has been tightened.
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