The Congress received triple blow in three days for its malicious intentions—double blow in snoopgate row and the one in Ishrat Jahan case. Not only the Congress allies, the NCP and the National Conference, refused to support it in snoopgate, but also the woman who was claimed to be tailed by Gujarat police, approached the Supreme Court for restraining the Centre against its malicious intention. Meanwhile the CBI, on May 7, gave a clean chit to Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan case saying no sufficient evidence was found against him in the encounter case. Both these episodes exposed the Congress intention to illegally frame Narendra Modi and his associates. Now the whole conspiracy stands exposed.
The haste shown by Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi, Union Ministers like Kapil Sibbal and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to somehow constitute a Commission of Inquiry against Modi before May 16 to stop him taking oath as Prime Minister shows the whole campaign was only to tarnish Modi’s image. However the party took no lesson when no retired judge agreed to head its illegal Commission of Inquiry, it now tried to rope in a sitting judge. But when its close allies, the NCP and the NC also questioned the hurry, it had to withdraw.
In a phone call to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, NCP supremo and Union Minister Sharad Pawar expressed his opposition to naming the panel. “Our party is against a commission of inquiry at this stage. Results are just about 10 days away and it is not right to appoint a judge now,” said NCP leader Praful Patel. Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also opposed the probe just days ahead of the poll verdict. “Setting up a commission of inquiry in the dying hours of UPA-II is just wrong. If the decision to appoint a commission was taken in December, it should have been implemented. To appoint a judge five months later is wrong,” he tweeted.
Even before the Congress could persuade its allies the woman who was claimed to be tailed by Gujarat police allegedly on the order of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, moved to the Supreme Court along with her father for restraining the Centre and the state government from going ahead with their Commissions of inquiry. The joint-petition by them was mentioned before a bench comprising Justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and NV Ramana. The petition also sought protection of their fundamental right to privacy and right to live with dignity.
The snoopgate row developed in 2009 when two news portals released CDs of purported telephonic conversations between Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah, who was then state home minister, and two top state police officials relating to snooping on a woman architect. The conversations do not specifically mention Modi by name but refers to a 'saheb', which the portals claimed was the Gujarat Chief Minister at whose instance the snooping was done, a charge denied by Amit Shah.
Union Minister Kapil Sibal, on April 28, had raked up alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan to hit out at Narendra Modi saying the BJP's PM nominee and Amit Shah were being ‘shielded’ despite existence of ‘clinching’ evidence to arrest them. The CBI, investigating the alleged fake encounter has not included any political leader in chargesheets filed by it and has charged police and IB officers for murder and criminal conspiracy among other things. The CBI has charged 11 policemen, including four officers of the central IB, for killing the four people in the case.