World doesn’t trust Modi, says Congress citing British newspaper

The article, 'Modi, a man with a massacre on his hands, is not the reasonable choice for India', claims that Modi is responsible for some worst religious violence in India.

New Delhi | Updated: April 12, 2014 1:44 pm

Narendra Modi was again in the line of fire from Congress which quoted a British newspaper to describe the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate as “much more than a divisive figure” and claimed the world “doesn’t trust him”.

On its website, the party said, “The Guardian newspaper questions the credibility of Modi’s development model and indicts Modi for his role in the riots in Gujarat in 2002”, referring to an opinion piece in the April 7 edition.

It concludes by saying that “Modi is much more than a divisive figure.” He is a man who “bears a responsibility for some of the worst religious violence ever seen in independent India,” the party said, posing the question to people– “The world doesn’t trust Modi, do you ?”


The article, titled “Modi, a man with a massacre on his hands, is not the reasonable choice for India”, claims that the Gujarat Chief Minister is “responsible for some of the worst religious violence ever seen in independent India”.

The latest attack has come close on the heels of Congress targeting Modi by heaping praise on former Prime Minister and BJP leader A B Vajpayee.

The Congress had even gone to the extent of asserting that no leader in the BJP can match the stature of Vajpayee, while questioning Modi’s record during 2002 riots.

“How can a person who failed in his ‘Rajdharma’ as a Chief Minister ever ensure a peaceful and prosperous future for the people of India.

“How can a person whom the tallest leader of the BJP wanted removed as the Chief Minister be the party’s prime ministerial candidate,” the article posted on Congress website along with Vajpayee’s picture had said.

“Vajpayee was clear what was the reason for the defeat: Gujarat CM Narendra Modi’s failure to control the communal pogrom in his state in 2002… who failed to protect his citizens, who discriminated between people on the basis of religion, who made a mockery of people’s suffering, ever make a good PM,” the website had said.

BJP had hit back saying Congress was showing its “utter desperation” by heaping praise on Vajpayee to attack Modi as it has been one of the worst critics of the former Prime Minister and termed the ruling party’s public appreciation as “not bona-fide”.

Later Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed, who is also party spokesman, had clarified that the party also considered Vajpayee a “divisive figure”.

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    Cool Drango
    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:25 am
    So the British wants a pliable PM. We Indians will decide whom we want as a PM. Indians have already seen through proxy ruling by the congress first family. If the congressmen are so impressed by the British comments they are free to go to some European colony
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    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:03 am
    The nation which is now a fading memory of its glory and was home to india's biggest looters- the British East India company - and India's contemporary looters - the congotri of corruption have joined hands to p judgment on a man who has 1000 of times more sincerity and honesty than them. Talk about irony !
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    G Kishna
    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:51 am
    Whether hate is for a community or a person. Hate is a hate. And propagating these types of articles only increases hate in otherwise peaceful election.
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    Gonik Taneja
    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:13 am
    India's ideny has a unique characteristic where all the people belonging to multiples religions, languages and cultures live together. Modi, if in power will make India lose its beautiful ideny thereby resulting in loss of nationality.
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    Gonik Taneja
    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:13 am
    Narendra Modi has always been a communal leader. Ask the Muslims of Gujarat and they tell you the correct face of him. He tries to divide the united India on the basis on languages and still aims to be the PM.
  6. J
    Apr 15, 2014 at 2:07 am
    Indian express tell this britishers they are the most cruel. So many mascare in india by britishers
  7. Y
    Apr 12, 2014 at 11:35 am
    keep beautiful ideny and keep scams going and google to find out how much black money belongs to indian congress politician in swiss bank.Thanks
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    Kanika Narula
    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:56 am
    Modi should now seriously feel ashamed of himself. Not just in India but people all around the world do not find him to be the right choice for nation's leader. He is a man of zero knowledge and he should first stop being selfish and then think of becoming the PM.
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