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Vajpayee Called Gujarat Riots a 'Mistake': Ex-RAW Chief Dulat

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had expressed his discontent over the 2002 Gujarat riots called it \'our mistake\', former RAW Chief A S Dulat.

Published: 03rd July 2015 12:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2015 12:47 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had expressed his discontent over the 2002 Gujarat riots and called it "our mistake", according to former RAW Chief A S Dulat.

Dulat said this while recalling a meeting with Vajpayee.

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In an interview to Karan Thapar on his India Today TV programme telecast tonight, Dulat briefly mentioned about his last meeting with the former Prime Minister during which the BJP stalwart reflected about the 2002 Gujarat riots and said, "woh humare se galti hui hai(it was our mistake)."

Dulat, who headed the external spy agency Research and Analysis Wing till 2000 before he was appointed as Special Advisor in Vajpayee's PMO on Kashmir issue, said Vajpayee always believed that the post-Godhra riots in 2002 was a "mistake" and the grief was "clearly visible" on his face.

The handling of the Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister has been at the centre of a controversy.

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