Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday charged the Narendra Modi Government with not doing any welfare work for the country's citizens and said it has only handed them "jhaadu" (broom) in the name of Swachh Bharat campaign.
A large number of Muslim craftsmen in Godhra city, which was the epicenter of the 2002 riots, earn livelihood by making 'dandiyas' (wooden sticks) for Navratri, Gujarat's most popular festival of the Hindus.
Mention of Godhra riots, Ishrat Jahan and Babri Masjid demolition created uproar in the Lok Sabha Wednesday with MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi raking up these issues during debate on President`s address.
In a breather to Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea questioning the Special Investigation Team probe giving clean chit to the Gujarat Chief Minister in 2002 riots in the state.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, after appearing with Narendra Modi at a kite festival, has now reportedly said that the Gujarat Chief Minister need not apologise for the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat in 2002.
The Gujarat High Court has granted conditional bail to all 21 people who were convicted and sent to life term in a case relating to the 2002 Deepda Darwaza riots in which 11 persons of a family were killed.
Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Friday said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would always be seen through the prism of Gujarat riots, despite his concerted efforts to project a more acceptable image to the public.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said former Punjab DGP KPS Gill has not given a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 2002 riots, but highlighted the mistake and incompetence of the police.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari asked the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab to clarify its stand on Punjabi farmers in Gujarat who were being "threatened with Godhra-like consequences" if they refused to leave.