After 12 years since its formation and 24 extensions, the Justice Nanavati Commission on Tuesday submitted its second and final report on the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, in which more than 1000 people, mostly from a minority community were killed, to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would consider lifting order staying the pronouncment of judgement by the trial court in one of the 2002 riot cases in Gujarat in which three British nationals were killed by a mob after knowing that they belonged to a particular community.
In a fresh salvo against BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Friday said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted him "removed" as the Gujarat chief minister following the 2002 riots.
After calling BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi `impotent` last month, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has once again made a controversial reference to the latter, which has irked the country`s main opposition party.
Union minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP leader Amit Shah on Thursday sparred over 2002 riots in Gujarat with the former suggesting that the Ahmedabad court, which accepted the clean chit given to Narendra Modi by SIT, might be under the influence of the state government.
Senior Congress leader and political secretary to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi Ahmed Patel on Thursday took on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his `56-inch chest` boast, asking why he did not venture out of his house during the riots.