Godhra train fire part of Cong ‘conspiracy’: Gujarat Govt book

AHMEDABAD: The February 2002 Sabarmati train fire, which killed 59 kar sevaks and triggered large-scale riots, was part of a “conspiracy” hatched by Congress’s elected members from Godhra, according to a reference book on political history of Gujarat published by a state board.

The opposition Congress, however, termed it as the BJP Government’s attempt to saffronise the University Granth

Nirman Board (UGNB), which has published the Gujarati book, and said it would seek a legal opinion against the writers for

“twisting” the court verdict in the Godhra train burning case.

The book, titled ‘Gujarat Ni Rajkiya Gatha’ (Political Saga of Gujarat) and published in December 2018, is edited by

Bhavnaben Dave, a former BJP MP and current vice-chairperson of the board.  (AGENCIES)