Ahmedabad: Taking on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi affront, suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt’s wife Shweta Bhatt has said that the state is not a fiefdom of an individual, but it is the responsibility of every one living in the state to make it free from fear. She said this attending a function organized by an NGO. Speculations are high of her contesting elections against Chief Minister Modi in the coming assembly polls scheduled on December 13 and 17.
Speaking at the event, Shweta said that politics of hatred prevails instead of democratic politics in the state. She appealed to the people of the state to work for restoration of peace, truth, justice and non-violence in the state. She also alleged that phone calls of the government officials are being tapped which has caused a panic among them. Alleging spying by the government, she also said that her residence is under state government’s radar and every activity there is being closely monitored.
It is also being speculated that she could join the Congress though she has denied divulging anything in this regard.
Shweta Bhatt’s husband Sanjeev Bhatt is facing prosecution in a 20 years old case of custodial death and it is most likely that he could be arrested at any point of time. He was suspended after alleging complicity of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 post Godhra riots in the state.
When Bhatt was arrested last year in a fake affidavit case in which he was charged of misusing the name of his subordinate official to frame the Chief Minister, Shweta had openly come in defence of her husband and had written to the Union Home Minister fearing threat to Bhatt’s life.