The JD(U) is in favour of a secular candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls, keeping its minority votes in mind, while the 2002 Gujarat riots project Modi's image as anti-minority.
BJP spokesperson Capt. Abhimanyu said Gujarat has a history of riots but there has been no riots since February 2002. He said it shows a positive and secular governance by Modi. The BJP spokesperson also attacked Union minister Veerappa Moily for drawing parallels between the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and 2002 Gujarat riots.
Abhimanyu said the Congress's efforts to compare the two riots reveals its Modiphobia, adding that the comparison was a sort of cheating.