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Narendra Modi tweets his disapproval of 'petty statements' made by alleged BJP supporters

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 11:28am IST | Place: Mumbai

Amidst controversy sparked by VHP leader Pravin Togadia statemnets targeting minority communities, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tweeted responses, where, without actually naming Togadia, he expressed his disapproval for those who were pulling away from the BJP's focus on development while claiming to support it. 

Togadia and Modi, once allegedly close had a falling out after Modi's second term as chief minister and his increasing focus on welfare and development models as opposed to a radical Hindu agenda. 

Togadia's hate speech where he was apparently quoted as having said, "We should have it in us to take the law in our own hands in an area where we are a majority and scare them". 

Similar statements were made by BJP leader Giriraj Singh where he said that those who opposed Modi should go to Pakistan and defiantly stood by his statement tweeting that he maintains his stand on many Pakistani pro opposing Modi. 

Such statements are being made in an environment of an increasingly polarised election where many statements being made by BJP leaders are seen as being influenced by a Hindutva ideology.


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