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Digvijaya Singh didn’t receive request for help from Modi

Assertion

On 22 October 2013, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh in a reply to a Twitter user, @mukeshgupta26 claimed the following (click the graphic below for a larger view):

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Digvijaya Singh’s tweets were a response to the query as to whether he had received a request from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for police assistance in controlling the Gujarat riots of 2002.

Facts

On 1 March 2002, the Gujarat Government had sent out a letter requesting the Madhya Pradesh Government to deploy 10 companies of its police force to aid in combating the riots. The Madhya Pradesh Government then headed by Digvijaya Singh sent a letter in reply, expressing its inability to provide the assistance requested. The following is a copy of the letter (click the graphic below for a larger view):

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Verdict

The letter reproduced above is the official communication from the then Madhya Pradesh Government to the then Gujarat Government. 

Therefore, Digvijaya Singh’s claims that “no request came to me from Gujarat” and that he had to “put the record straight about 2002” are false. What’s more, if one peruses Digvijaya Singh’s Twitter timeline on 22 October 2013, we notice that these two tweets (screenshot pasted above) have been deleted as seen by an extract of his tweets before and after 22 October 2013 (click the graphic below for a larger view):

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In light of these facts, it is clear that Digvijaya Singh’s claim that he did not receive a request for help from Narendra Modi exposes him as an Incorrigible Liar. 

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  • Vaibhav Naik

    If the then CM digvijaya Singh, say declined the plea of Narendra Modi, wouldn’t this be raised up as an issue of not providing forces in an emergency situation, and is there no way of taking it to the courts?
    and if NM can say this on screen that the letter were paid no heed to, than why did he remain silent after that?
    why didn’t the CMs of the adjoinign states were taking into probe, for not providing aid, and why did the CM of Gujarat remaint silent on this issue?
    wasn’t naremdra modi accountable for not taking the delay or rejection of the request to the higher authorities?

  • Vaibhav Naik

    If the then CM digvijaya Singh, say declined the plea of Narendra Modi, wouldn’t this be raised up as an issue of not providing forces in an emergency situation, and is there no way of taking it to the courts?
    and if NM can say this on screen that the letter were paid no heed to, than why did he remain silent after that?
    why didn’t the CMs of the adjoinign states were taking into probe, for not providing aid, and why did the CM of Gujarat remaint silent on this issue?

  • Nandakumar.V

    Digvijay Singh’s blatant lie apart, the scanned doc ( from MP Govt in March 2002) indicates something much more serious and is a subject deserving an administrative probe. A letter dated 1st March 2002 from Gujarat govt., gets a reply from MP Govt.,.dates 13th March???? A delay of more than 10 days during an emergency situation? Even granting that MP govt., had valid reasons to say ‘no’ ( I doubt if they had any), was not a quicker response ‘yes’ or ‘no’ a must?

  • Kalit

    I am afraid you are all wrong to accuse Diggy of lying. The Vatican has given a special dispensation to any Indian whose lips have touched the full spitoon of India’s ‘first family’, which absolves them for all eterrnity of telling lies, whatever they say and howsoever they contradict themselves. Only a few Indians had managed to enter this exclusive clup of spitoon lickers, Digvijay Sign beating all comers. However, it is now rumoured a whole new batch of ‘incorrible Congress liar’s’ (tut, tut!) are poised to join it. The Minister of Information, Manish Tiwari, is leading this queue by virtue of sheer assiduity.

  • Brajesh

    Is Jhooth ke Badshah ko BJP wale itna bhaw kyun dete hain, the way he behaves, BJP fellows should have just ridiculed have and should have been made a fun object. This is a failure of BJP spokies who don’t do they homeworks and sit on the TV studios and keep blabbering without any facts.