PM Modi criticised for not apologising for 2002 riots by Tamil activist TM Krishna
Renowned vocalist TM Krishna, known for "introducing social inclusiveness in culture", on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots, but praised former PM Manmohan Singh for apologising for the 1984 Sikh riots. The Magsaysay award-winning Carnatic vocalist Krishna, after receiving the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration in the national capital, made a veiled attack on Modi over the 2002 riots. While critics of Modi still want him to tender an apology for the Gujarat riots as the massacre happened during his tenure as the CM of the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) disagrees with such "politically-motivated demands". Back in 2005, Sikh groups rejected the apology of the then PM Singh over the Sikh riots. They said the apology from the Sikh PM was unacceptable and inadequate.