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I have broken ties with Hindutva: Nirupam
March 18, 2005 18:20 IST
Former Shiv Sena member of Parliament Sanjay Nirupam on Friday said he is severing all ties with Hindutva, an ideology he professed and practiced for years as a Sainik.
On Sonia, he said her foreign origins do not matter and that the verdict of the people in a democracy is supreme.
Asked if he is on the verge of joining the Congress, he merely said the party he will join will be "secular".
Nirupam, who had once advocated sending suicide bombers to Pakistan, also supported the government's efforts to normalise relations with Pakistan.
"If I meet [Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf during his coming visit to India], I will tell him, 'It is a good thing you came.' Relationship between our countries should improve," Nirupam said.
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