Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, "This is a classic slip done slop then again a slip by Gujarat Government which is doing somersault because it has much to hide. A very senior counsel on behalf of the state government said that records are destroyed in usual course."
"The state government does not disown the counsel or refute his stand. Now suddenly the state government says the records are not destroyed. Either they were lying then or they are lying now," added Singhvi.
Singhvi's criticism on Modi and his government came when reports were popped up that the state government has contradicted its senior counsel on destruction of records on 2002 communal riots.
The 2002 Gujarat violence was a retaliatory against Muslims(as they attacked the Sabarmati Express carrying mostly hindu passengers). In this entire violence, nearly 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed and 223 more people were reported missing.