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 ?”

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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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First Published on: April 12, 2014 1:34 pm
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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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      Chandra
      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.
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              jpatel
              Apr 15, 2014 at 2:07 am
              Indian express tell this britishers they are the most cruel. So many mascare in india by britishers
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                yoyo
                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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                    Mohan
                    Apr 12, 2014 at 8:21 am
                    It matters little to us what the British think of Modi- the paper has just revealed its nature - TRASH ! The people of India trust Modi and the NDTV opinion poll said that 75% of the persons interviewed from UP wanted Modi to contest from UP. I don't think even Nehru or Indira had that kind of ratings even during their peak
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                      naresh
                      Apr 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm
                      Can we trust the British after what they did to us.NO NEVER. They just don't want a strong India and for Modi Britain is not his cup of tea which is worrying both UK and USA.
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                        by-the-people
                        Apr 14, 2014 at 10:50 am
                        Here is the Guardian article. Why are we concerned with what the Guardian thinks.I am sure this email will not be published.Narendra Modi, a man with a macre on his hands, is not the reasonablechoice for IndiaAditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian, Monday 7, April 2014 20.00 BST[It looks likely that Modi will be India's next prime minister. But his apologists can't dismiss the facts about his rule as chief minister of Gujarat]:www.theguardian/com...
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                          Rajat Kapoor
                          Apr 12, 2014 at 9:09 am
                          Modi has failed as a CM of Gujarat. He has just portra that part of Gujarat that belongs to the rich. Poor Gujarat still lacks attention and Modi did not do anything for them. He couldn't ensure 100% development in one state how will he manage the w nation? NO to NaMo.
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                            Rajat Kapoor
                            Apr 12, 2014 at 9:06 am
                            Now even the world speaks it aloud. BJP and Modi are not the ones. Modi is just a man of words not actions. India has been politically ruled by a party who has been known for its actions, i.e CONGRESS. Now none of the people would want to decline their nation's status by getting BJP in power.
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                              sanjiv
                              Apr 12, 2014 at 10:44 am
                              the congress has ruled for majority of the years after independence ... but why are the muslims still under developed? they should understand that they are fooled by the congress
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                                Seher Ahuja
                                Apr 12, 2014 at 9:21 am
                                Some people within BJP also feel that Modi is not the man of moral ethics. He always speaks more and does nothing. He is a man who of words and when it comes to practical, he just vanishes. Coward Modi cannot be the next PM.
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                                  Sunny
                                  Apr 12, 2014 at 8:53 am
                                  Even after 100 years congress will only bank upon communal topics
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                                    Siurinder Nath
                                    Apr 12, 2014 at 9:17 am
                                    What matters is the TRUST of Indian people in Mr. Modi. The rest & the west will follow once reality dawns upon them.
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                                      wisedesi
                                      Apr 14, 2014 at 9:11 pm
                                      Ya, Mannu did a great Job for last 10 years, oh I forgot it was Sonia and Rahulbaba did it.
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