Narendra Modi is secular,says BJP on JD(U) meet eve

Ahead of JD(U) meet,BJP highlights Gujarat has witnessed no riots during past decade under Modi.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: April 13, 2013 12:13:39 am

On the eve of the crucial JD(U) meet,alliance partner BJP on Friday asserted that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was “totally secular” and highlighted that Gujarat has witnessed no riots during the past 10 years under his regime.

“Gujarat has a history of riots in the past. There has been no riot in Gujarat during the last 12 years of Modi’s regime. This is a proof of his good governance and his being totally secular,” BJP spokesperson Capt Abhimanyu said.

The BJP spokesperson attacked Union minister Veerappa Moily for drawing parallels between 1984 anti-Sikh riots and 2002 Gujarat riots.

“Congress’s efforts to compare the 1984 anti-Sikh riots with the 2002 Gujarat riots depict that Congress has Modiphobia,” Abhimanyu said adding,“Moily’s comparison of 1984 riots with 2002 Gujarat riots is mere cheating. We criticise the remarks made by Moily.”

The BJP said that while the “ruling party was involved in the 1984 riots there was no such case in 2002 riots”.

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