Raincoat jibe: Asaduddin Owaisi asks what PM Modi was wearing during Gulbarg Society massacre
On Wednesday, PM Modi took a jibe at Congress and former prime minister Manmohan Singh in his Motion of Thanks speech in the Rajya Sabha.
A day after Prime Minster Narendra Modi took a potshot at Congress and former PM Manmohan Singh with "raincoat jibe", AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday comes all guns blazing at PM Modi questioned the PM Modi's role in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre when he was Gujarat’s chief minister.
“If ex PM MMS was wearing raincoat in Bathroom may I ask PM Modi wht where you wearing CM Gujarat when Ehsan Jafri & others where butchered (sic),” tweeted Owaisi, condemning the PM's remark in Parliament on Wednesday.
If ex PM MMS was wearing raincoat in Bathroom may I ask PM Modi wht where you wearing CM Gujarat when Ehsan Jafri & others where butchered
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) February 9, 2017
“For almost 35 years, Manmohan Singh ji had a lot of influence on country’s economic policies. There was not a single corruption charge against him, that too during the most corrupt government. The art of taking bath wearing a raincoat can be learnt only from Manmohan Singh,” said PM Modi, in his Motion of Thank speech in the Rajya Sabha. Following his remark, Congress staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha.Congress' top guns, including vice-president Rahul
Congress' top guns, including vice-president Rahul Gandhi criticised PM Modi for his remarks, however, former PM Manm0han Singh, as expected, remains calm and chose not to respond to questions over the Prime Minister’s statement.
The Gulbarg Society killings was one of the worst incidents of the 2002 riots in Gujarat when PM Modi was chief minister of the state. The Gulbarg Society was a Muslim pocket in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad. It had 29 bungalows, 10 apartment buildings, home to mostly Muslim upper middle-class business families.
On February 28, 2002, most of the houses were damaged and burned down. None of the families returned to their homes.
On the day of the massacre, hearing the mob, many of the residents took refuge in the home of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, also a resident. By noon, the mob turned violent, breached the boundary wall and set fire to the houses 69 died over the following six hours.