The trial court had in August 2012 awarded life imprisonment to Kodnani, Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi and 29 others for Naroda Patiya incident.
Kodnani has filed the petition challenging the February 8 order of the Gujarat High Court.
Under attack from right wing groups,Narendra Modi govt went back on decision to seek death penalty.
Another party MP Shivanand Tiwari said the judgement will have a “positive impact on the psyche of the minorities”.
A former BJP Minister is one of the 61 accused in the case involving post-Godhra riot in 2002.
Sayed was also a Congress worker,a police informer and an RTI activist.
A former investigating officer of the Naroda Patiya riot case on Friday identified former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi as one of the accused.
The special trial court hearing the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case on Thursday observed that the police cannot handcuff an accused without the courts permission.
Senior Naroda inspector K K Mysorewala had tartly commented as to how come so many people could survive the attack,an eyewitness to the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case has stated before the trial court.
The special trial court for the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case refused to initiate contempt proceedings against a woman witness and victim who reacted agitatedly to some of the queries during her deposition in the court,which concluded on Thursday.
The doctor who had performed postmortem on the body of a pregnant victim of the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot told the special trial court today that the deceased had no external or internal wound apart from the burn injuries.
The Special Trial Court for the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots today reserved its order till March 4 on an application demanding direction to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe certain aspects of the case not investigated earlier.
The Designated Fast-Track Court on Friday cancelled the bail of two accused in the Naroda Patiya riot case and sent them to jail.