New Delhi: As the Supreme Court on Monday refused passing any order on a petition seeking Narendra Modi’s prosecution for the 2002 riots, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swung into a victory mood and started exploring bigger role for him in the national politics.

Narendra Modi received congratulations from the BJP members after the court's procedural rectitude came as a temporary relief to him in the case of slain Congress MP Ahesan Jafri.

Hailing the court’s decision, BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani said, Modi is able to carry any task with responsibility.

Replying to a question, Opposition leader in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley said, “Modi is already in national politics and is one of the prominent BJP leaders.”

“Since beginning BJP has been claiming of Modi’s innocence. He was in no way connected to the riots. Special Investigation Team (SIT) could not find any evidence against him,” Jaitley said.

Gujarat BJP in-charge Balbir Punj, Lok Sabha Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj and former BJP chief Rajnath Singh also congratulated Narendra Modi.

Meanwhile, the Congress has observed the BJP reactions over the Supreme Court stand in favour of Modi as overreaction saying that SIT’s internal report is yet to be made public.

(JPN/Bureau)