New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday slammed Gujarat government for withholding its decision to seek death for Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi in Naroda Patiya case.

Gujarat govt’s U-turn on death for Kodnani

"It proves that Modi has not changed. He was like this in the past and will remain so in the future. There has been no change in his mindset and his feelings about a community," party spokesperson Meem Afzal said.

The rethink on Kodnani and others comes after Modi government came under criticism from right wing forces for its earlier decision to go ahead with the Supreme Court-appointed SIT's recommendation to seek death penalty for Kodnani, Babu Bajrangi and eight others in the case.

The state government had earlier given its consent to file an appeal in the High Court seeking death sentence for Kodnani, Bajrangi and others, who were awarded life term by a lower court.

He accused the BJP of adopting different yardsticks on judicial observations. “It wants the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on some Supreme Court observations but is mum on observations against Modi by the High Court,” the Congress leader said.


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