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5 Must Read: Narendra Modi's Mumbai rally, communal comments by VHP's Praveen Togadia and BJP's Giriraj Singh and more

Monday, 21 April 2014 - 12:46pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

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#1 After Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi to hold rally in Mumbai today
Following up after the disappointing response to the Congress' rally with party vice president Rahul Gandhi held in Mumbai on Sunday, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is all set to woo the city on Monday.

#2 Muslims shouldn't be allowed to buy property in Hindu areas, says VHP president Praveen Togadia
In an statement that set off strong reactions from the Muslim community as well as the public in general, Praveen Togadia, president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), said on Saturday evening that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to buy property in Hindu areas.

#3 Giriraj Singh's Pakistan comment hits a nerve; Twitter users mock BJP with hashtag #ModiSendMeToPak 
BJP leader Giriraj Singh, contesting from Nawada, created much controversy for himself and the party after he addressed to those opposed to Modi as pro-Pakistan. His comments have received strong reactions from the Online community, and hastags such as #ModiSendMeToPak have been trending on Twitter

#4 With threats to send Modi's opponents to Pakistan, how different are India's right wing parties from Pakistan's? 
There seem to be broad parallels between Pakistani and the Indian right wing for the simple fact that both see religion to play an important part in politics and public life. ‘Hindutva’ is simply political Hinduism. It sees Hindus as a nation and a political constituency, which is hardly dissimilar from the idea of the ‘Ummah’, the political extension of Muslims.

#5 Congress' website talks more about BJP and its "flawed" ideology, less about itself
An erred tweet by the Congress' official twitter handle also left Sonia Gandhi red in face. Despite several goof-ups, the party's online team seems to have learnt no lesson. The website on Sunday displayed the faux pas of the BJP leaders like Giriraj Kishore, "ills" of the Hindutva ideology and "danger" of Narendra Modi becoming PM than its own policies and leaders

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