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7 Must Reads: Shazia Ilmi responds to controversial video, Narendra Modi takes responsibility for 2002 Gujarat riots and more

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 10:24pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

#01. Shazia Ilmi responds to controversial video; says it's a play of words

In the video, Aam Aadmi Party's Shazia Ilmi is seen asking some Muslim leaders to vote for the AAP instead of Congress. She says, "Muslims are too secular and should be communal which is for their own good." after which she is also adds, "I know it's controversial, but it's also necessary".

#02. Have taken moral responsibility for 2002 Gujarat riots: Narendra Modi

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said he has always taken moral responsibility for the deaths in the 2002 Godhara riots.

#03. Will oppose religion based reservation: Amit Shah

BJP leader Amit Shah today said his party would oppose reservation on the basis of religion and attacked Samajwadi Party saying it could not handle Uttar Pradesh but was dreaming of ruling the country.

#04. The facade slips, Hindutva it is

Having been out of power for nearly a decade, this was a make-or-break year for the Sangh. The old guard that was keen on adopting a more understated approach towards Hindutva was told it was time to bring the aggression back. Finding itself unable to reinvent itself for a modern, more urban electorate for 2014, it was decided that the selling point of the campaign would be a more alluring idea – development.

#05. I don't support Giriraj Singh's 'Pakistan' comment: Narendra Modi in television interview

In a television interview with ABP news ,BJP's Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi reiterated the fact that he does not support the controversial 'Pakistan' remarks of colleague Giriraj Singh.

#06. Priyanka Gandhi will have to answer questions on Robert Vadra beyond two line news byte

In the current political scenario, the Congress party has many Achilles’ heels but Robert Vadra seems to be leading the list. And just like Morarji shielded Kantibhai, Priyanka Gandhi claimed that her husband is ‘being targeted and used for political attacks.’ If scrutinising the unrealistic growth of an obscure businessperson is attacking, then he deserves to be attacked.

#07. If Rajiv Gandhi's killers were not hanged, even we won't be: Pravin Togadia (FULL TEXT)

Pravin Togadia created ruckus for making communal statements whivh were rebutted by BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Below is a transcription of his advice given at Bhavnagar as mentioned by LiveMint.




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