During the Naroda-Patiya massacre, Maya Kodnani (who was the sitting BJP MLA from the same area during the time of conviction) was found to be on the site during the violence in 2002, contrary to her claims. This was settled by the use of telephone records as reported in this article.

As I read in this article, the phone records show that while the massacre in which she participated was ongoing, Maya Kodnani was also in touch with the Gordhan Zadafia, the then Home minister of Gujarat and Narendra Modi, the Chief-minister then and the current prime minister of India.

The complicity of the Gujarat government during the 2002 riots is a hotly debated matter and has very important political implications. While a Special Investigation Team that found that Narendra Modi was not complicit in the riots, this particular piece of information seems to be in conflict with the findings.

Is this news story reliable? And if it is true, are there any responses known by the BJP or Narendra Modi about this exact piece of information via any interview or otherwise?

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    I feel obliged to note that this article is nearly seven years old.
    – Joe C
    Apr 28, 2019 at 15:43
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    I'm not quite sure what the question here is. Is there any reason to doubt that she was in touch with Gordhan? And why would it matter if she was?
    – Bobson
    Apr 28, 2019 at 16:16
  • She was acquitted eventually, bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43834715 So I'm not sure how her phone contacts matter much anymore. Apr 28, 2019 at 16:29
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    I don't understand why this question is on hold! I have made what I am asking very clear and it is very relevant to Indian politics. Apr 29, 2019 at 2:40
  • I don't understand why the question is closed. The OP is very clear about what is the question. Apr 29, 2019 at 3:49


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