Srinagar: What has the Congress done to stop BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from growing, asked PDP president Mehbooba Mufti who described the 2002 Gujarat riots as "very, very bad" and said that "as long as people see some kind of blot on your hands, even if you come with food, gold or jobs, people will resist taking it from your hands".
"The Congress says we have to stop Modi because he is anti-Muslim and communal...the Congress has been in power for the last 10 years. Godhra happened in 2002, what have they really done to stop him from growing," Mufti told IANS in an interview here.
A firebrand, star campaigner of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti said: "What happened in 2002 is very, very bad. When Modi says he has been acquitted by SIT (Special Investigation Team) my only question is that a person who is a ruler when anything happens in that state the ruler has a moral responsibility.
"As long as people see some kind of blots on your hands even if you come with food, gold or jobs, people will resist taking it from your hands."
She also accused the Congress of being communal.