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What Should Modi Apologise For?

R Jagannathan in the DNA:

Inability to control the bloodletting? Or standing by, and possibly covertly supporting, the massacre of Muslims by Hindu mobs infuriated by the Godhra train fire? Saying sorry for the first crime displays ineptitude which no politician in Modi's position would do. A mea culpa uttered for the second should land him in jail -- if that's what he has done. Demanding an apology from him is thus a political trap... The history of public apologies suggests that politicians say sorry only when they don't have to pay a huge price for it.

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What Should Modi Apologise For?
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R Jagannathan in the DNA:

Inability to control the bloodletting? Or standing by, and possibly covertly supporting, the massacre of Muslims by Hindu mobs infuriated by the Godhra train fire? Saying sorry for the first crime displays ineptitude which no politician in Modi's position would do. A mea culpa uttered for the second should land him in jail -- if that's what he has done. Demanding an apology from him is thus a political trap... The history of public apologies suggests that politicians say sorry only when they don't have to pay a huge price for it.

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