Kodnani, who is the first BJP leader to be convicted in a riot case, was the sitting MLA when the massacre in which 97 people were killed on February 28, 2002 took place.
Kodnani and Bajrangi have been convicted under Indian Penal Code Section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder).
The Naroda Patiya massacre is the largest single case of mass murder during the 2002 Gujarat riots that broke out following the Sabarmati Express train carnage near Godhra station.
The case has been probed by a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team
Image: Relatives of an accused cry after hearing a court verdict in the 2002 Gujarat violence case, in Ahmadabad, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.