rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Don't divide this Great Nation: Digvijaya to Modi

Don't divide this Great Nation: Digvijaya to Modi

Last updated on: July 13, 2013 15:59 IST

Don't divide this Great Nation: Digvijaya

     Next

Next

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday assailed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's remarks and asked him not to "divide the nation" on the basis of religion.

A day after Modi's remarks sparked a political furore, Singh said on Twitter, "Shouldn't we all be Nationalist Indians rather than Hindu Nationalist or Muslim Nationalist or Sikh Nationalist or Christian Nationalist?"

In another tweet, he also took a jibe at the Sangh Parivar, saying, "Don't divide this Great Nation on the basis of religion which Savarkar and Jinnah did. They were the original authors of Two Nation theory."

Click on NEXT for more...


Image: Narendra Modi


     Next

'Let us resolve to fight'

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Hitting out at fundamentalism in all forms, he said in another tweet that he heard Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived after being shot by the Taliban for supporting education for girls, addressing the United Nations.

"What a powerful condemnation of Taliban and all forms of fundamentalism. She has now become an Icon for World Literacy. Congratulations to her and let us resolve to fight for all that she stands for! May God give her a long life and the strength she deserves," the Congress general secretary said.

The tweets by Singh, a known detractor of the controversial Gujarat chief minister, came close on the heels of Modi's attempts to defend himself against allegations of inaction during the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

Click on NEXT for more...


Photographs: Courtesy: https://twitter.com/digvijaya_28

Prev     Next

'I am a Hindu nationalist'

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

"Even If I am in the backseat of a car and a puppy comes under the wheels, isn't it painful? It is. Whether I am a chief minister or not, I am a human being. I will be sad if something bad happens anywhere," Modi was quoted as saying in an interview.

The Gujarat chief minister said he had done "absolutely the right thing" during the 2002 riots and his government had used its "full strength" to set things in order.

"I am nationalist. I am patriotic. Nothing is wrong. I am born Hindu. Nothing is wrong. So I am a Hindu nationalist. So yes, you can say I am a Hindu nationalist because I am a born Hindu," he had said. 

Click on NEXT for more...



Tags: Hindu , Modi

Prev     Next

TOP photo features of the week

Prev     More

Click on MORE to see another set of PHOTO features...



Tags:

Prev     More
© Copyright 2013 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.