Ever since you have taken over, you’ve been saying that you’ll have Godhra investigated again. What makes you think this is necessary?
As railway minister I need to obtain information about the incident, to know what exactly happened. So I have started looking. I’m examining the questions raised in Parliament, the replies given by the then government. It’s still not known how the fire started in the coach. I have to know the truth. I have to tell the country what it is.
You must have studied the confidential railway report. What does it say?
It will be made public in due course of time. There are many aspects of the incident which are curious. One police version is that a mob attacked the train. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. And who pulled the chain and stopped the Sabarmati Express? Chain andar se hi to kheechenge na (you’ll pull the chain from inside only).... I am looking into all these aspects. The chain was pulled twice. The inquiries conducted then have left many vital unanswered questions.