New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Varun Gandhi Friday termed as a 'historic moment' the revocation of the National Security Act against him and said the 'authorities' would have to 'answer' for the 20 days he spent in detention.
The BJP's Pilibhit candidate, who was slapped with the stringent NSA for his hate speeches against Muslims and jailed in March in Etah in Uttar Pradesh, said the revocation of the law against him was 'a historic moment, not just for me but for Indian democracy'.
In a statement, he said his faith in the judiciary has been vindicated.
'I have all along expressed full faith in the judiciary and that has been completely vindicated today. I am grateful that this conspiracy by the state and centre for petty political gain has been exposed and deleted.,' Varun said.
'For the 20 days that I have spent in illegal detention will have to be answered 20 times over by the authorities to the people of India. It is a historic moment, not just for me but for Indian democracy.'
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