Bhatt had come out as one of the whistle-blowers who indicted Modi in the Godhra riot 2002 controversy. Bhatt claims that he was present in a meeting conducted by Modi and other top bureaucrats and in the meeting Modi allegedly asked the officials to allow the Hindus to vest their anger on the Muslims.
In the meeting organised at Modi's residence on the eve of the brutal riot, the CM allegedly stated, "Muslims should be taught a lesson."
Recently, the Supreme Court issued a notice to both central and Gujarat government over a petition filed by Bhatt. The petition urged to initiate CBI probe into the whole Godhra riot issue. The apex court asked both governments to reply to the notice soon.