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Modi is totally secular, says BJP

Amid insistence by ally JD-U on projecting a ‘secular’ leader as NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate, BJP on Friday said Narendra Modi is ‘totally secular’ and sought to justify it by saying no riots took place in Gujarat during his rule.

The party also attacked the Congress saying it was suffering from ‘Modiphobia’ as one of its leaders raked up the 2002 Gujarat riots and drew a parallel with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

‘Gujarat has a history of riots in the past. There has been no riot in Gujarat during the last 12 years of Modi’s regime. This is a proof of his good governance and his being totally secular,’ BJP spokesperson Capt Abhimanyu said.

‘Congress’ efforts to compare the 1984 anti-Sikh riots with the 2002 Gujarat riots depicts that Congress has Modiphobia,’ he told reporters.

He criticised oil minister Veerappa Moily for comparing the 1984 anti-Sikh riot accused Jagdish Tytler with 2002 Gujarat riots and said they cannot be compared.

He said the Supreme Court has given its go-ahead for reopening the case against him in the anti-Sikh riots case, while there is nothing against Modi and making such a comparison is unjustified.
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