After the 2002 Gujarat riots, a coalition of NGOs, BJP foes, and ideologically driven, politically motivated media spread false claims. Shah, Amit

Amit Shah said that the BJP's political foes, journalists, and nongovernmental organisations swore at the BJP and its members . Shah said that the public was not being hoodwinked by the trikuts connection .

New Delhi, India, June 25: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the BJP's political foes, politically motivated journalists, and nongovernmental organisations swore at the BJP and its members in an interview with AP on Friday, after dismissing an appeal by Zakia Jafri, the wife of Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who was killed in the violence, the appeal was devoid of merits.The name Teesta Setalvad is clearly mentioned in the sentence.Shah said that the NGO that was being run by her-I don't remember the name of the NGO-had given police inaccurate stories about the riots.The Union Minister said that the public was not being hoodwinked by the trikut's connection.

The 130 crore people in the region have 260 crore eyes and 260 crore ears.They see and hear everything, and we have never lost an election (in Gujarat).BJP political foes, rajneeti mein aye patrakar (journalists who travelled to politics to pursue their ideology), and some NGOs (aaropon ko pracharit kiya) all publicly declared the allegations.Everyone began believing the lies as true, according to Shah.

Setalvads NGO gave a petition involving BJP workers in every police station, and the media pressure was so great that every petition was treated as truth.Shah also denied claims that the BJP influence the SIT, which was not established by us.The apex court supervised it.We neither selected the officials nor the contractors; it was done by the apex court after hearing from the NGO.The policemen were not from the BJP-ruled states, but from the Central government.

Teesta Setalvad, a petitioner and activist who sued Modi in the Gujarat riots case, said that while upholding Modi's clean chit in the Gujarat riots case, she exploited the emotions of petitioner Zakia Jafri's feelings?Shah said that people (the officers-administration) had done a good job and that a NGO signed affidavits of many victims they didn't know them.However, there was outrage following the incident (the Godhra train sparked), and nobody had an inkling-neither the police nor anyone else.When Shah said that the BJP had brought in law officers who were paid hefty fees in lieu of lawyers representing her NGO, Shah said: On our side, there are law officers who are not that well paid.

Jafri's original complaint was directed by social activist Teesta