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The Centre had adopted a stand in favour of the State which was reeling under communal strife for more than a month, he told presspersons here. Asked whether the Centre would have dismissed the Government had it not been run by a party which was not part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), he replied in the negative. "The Government has done its job," Mr. Fernandes said, virtually giving a clean chit to the Modi Government.
The Centre too intervened immediately by deploying the Army the day after riots broke out in that State. He sought to downplay the continuing violence and expressed confidence that the situation would soon be brought under control.
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