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Don't divide, be an 'Indian Nationalist': Digvijay Singh to Narendra Modi

Saturday, 13 July 2013 - 1:50pm IST Updated: Saturday, 13 July 2013 - 3:42pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
The tweets of 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.
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Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday assailed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's remarks describing himself as a 'Hindu nationalist', saying "shouldn't we all be Nationalist Indians" and asked the BJP leader not to 'divide the nation" on the basis of religion.

A day after Modi's remarks sparked a political furore, Singh said on Twitter,

 

In another tweet, he also took a jibe at Sangh Parivar saying,

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 girl's education, addressing the United Nations.

 

The tweets of 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.

"Even If I am in the back seat 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 that his government had used its "full strength" to set things in order.

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




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