Congress Owes Apology to Amit Shah; Says Bihar BJP Chief

BJP Bihar President Nityanand Rai at a press conference in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state President Nityanand Rai, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, asked the Congress party to apologize to BJP national President Amit Shah for sullying his image in the Judge B H Loya death controversy.

"Congress leaders were hellbent on destroying the image of Amit Shah by wrongly linking him to the death of Judge Loya. Now that the Supreme Court has spoken in the issue, it is time for the Congress to issue a public apology to Mr. Shah," Rai said.

Continuing to demand apology from Congress leaders, Rai said that it was disgusting to see how some people, in their desperate attempt to malign Shah, were linking Shah to the death of the Judge whose own family had repeatedly said that he died of cardiac arrest.

"The petition filed in the court to investigate the death of Judge Loya was politically motivated. Now that the Supreme Court has spoken in this case, it is abundantly clear that this whole thing was part of a large conspiracy hatched by the Congress to smear the image of the BJP chief. Perhaps now the Congress would tender its apology to the BJP President, Rai said.

As recalled, Judge Loya was presiding over the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case that took place in Gujarat in 2005. Amit Shah, who was the Gujarat Home Minister at the time, was one of the accused in the case. Judge Loya, later died apparently of heart attack on December 1, 2014.

His death, however, opened a series of questions and conspiracy theories suggesting Shah and his henchmen were responsible for his sudden demise and also the murder and disappearances of many witnesses in the case.

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