What’s In a Beard, Ask Narendra Modi

While tightening the noose on senior Gujarat cops and Intelligence Bureau’s special director Rajinder Kumar, the CBI has finally reached the doorsteps of Narendra Modi to dash his Prime Ministerial ambitions forever. The CBI chargesheet, which will be filed in the court on July 4, is already doing the round in the media, thanks to a selective leak.

Narendra-ModiThe CBI is reportedly trying to nail Narendra Modi and his close aid Amit Shah on the basis of a statement given by one cop, who said he overheard then Deputy Inspector General D G Vanjara and Rajinder Kumar talking in which the former was telling the IB officer that “Safed Dadhi” (white beard) and “Kali Dadhi” (black beard) had approved Ishrat Jahan’s encounter.

The CBI is fully convinced that ‘white beard’ is Narendra Modi and ‘black beard’ is Amit Shah. It is not known whether the court will accept its “flimsy” evidence, but the damage is done. The aim is probably to damage Modi’s reputation further, most particularly in the minority community and alienate him further in the political circle.

Although the Congress has denied any hand in the CBI investigation, there is nobody who is willing to buy its argument. Of late, the CBI has been playing into the hands of the government and the timing and logic behind such propaganda prove beyond doubt that the entire issue has become political now. The Congress and BJP are all set to attack each other once the CBI chargesheet is filed on July 4.

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