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

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 4:04pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Web Team

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.

Giriraj had recently that those who were opposed to Modi should leave India and go to Pakistan. I Don't support Giriraj's remarks and no one needs to be scared added Narendra Modi. "Nobody can support Giriraj Singh's statement," Modi said, in an interview to ABP News.

Election Commission has sought a report from him on the comment. 

Read: Are Giriraj Singh and Pravin Togadia not part of family that Modi criticised: Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi

"I had said in Maninagar in 2002 that my government will be of the people - for those who voted for me, for those who did not vote for me and even for those who did not vote at all," he said.

"Abhayam, abhayam, abhayam (Absence of fear). There! I have said it three times. There is no need to be scared," he added in the interview. 'My government will be for everyone - for those who voted for me and for those who didn't,' Narendra Modi said in an interview to ABP News.

Narendra Modi has expressed his displeasure over Togadia and Giriraj's comments and even tweeted about the same. "Petty statements by those claiming to be BJP's well wishers are deviating the campaign from the issues of development and good governance," he said in the tweet statement.

Togadia had reportedly said at a meeting in Gujarat that Muslims should be stopped from buying properties in Hindu-dominated localities.


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