Pravin Togadia's speech profusely splattered with anti-Muslim sentiments, seems to have irked many people. On Saturday evening, an over zealous Togadia said that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to buy property in Hindu areas. This set out a furor on major platforms, including social platforms like twitter. Narendra Modi, NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate condemned Togadia's words, on the social media forum, when he tweeted:
Petty statements by those claiming to be BJP's well wishers are deviating the campaign from the issues of development & good governance.
I disapprove any such irresponsible statement & appeal to those making them to kindly refrain from doing so.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 22, 2014
Later, various twitterati voiced their opinions:
As a Gujarati, I am ashamed of Togadia's rhetoric. And as an Indian, I am outraged and angry.
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) April 21, 2014
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) April 22, 2014
Seriously disturbing to find some ppl agreeing with togadia. BJP-RSS-VHP's communal hate appeals to them. #NaMorons
— raghu ram (@tweetfromRaghu) April 21, 2014
Would be a wonderful sight to see Pravin Togadia and Azam Khan in the same jail cell, arguing about who gets to sleep on the top bunk na?
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) April 21, 2014
Pravin Togadia, you are a disgrace to modern India.We give YOU 48 hours to withdraw hate comments and take back open threats.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) April 21, 2014
Togadia for PM- come on, we all want a man of action.. !
— Rajat Kapoor (@mrrajatkapoor) April 21, 2014
First it was that anti-Modi folk shld be sent to Pak. Now Pravin Togadia says throw Muslims out of Hindu areas in Gujarat. The mask is off!
— Seema Goswami (@seemagoswami) April 21, 2014
Togadia must be sending a thank you note to Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukherjee for deflecting attention off Twitter
— Khamba (@gkhamba) April 22, 2014
Eh, Muslim: go to Pakistan. Eh, Buddhist: go to Tibet. Eh, Christian: go to Vatican. OR: Eh, Asshole who thinks this way: go fuck off.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 21, 2014