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Anna says Narendra Modi is communal

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi , July 19, 2013
First Published: 21:30 IST(19/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:02 IST(20/7/2013)

Blaming the media for misquoting him, veteran anti-graft activist Anna Hazare on Friday denied that he ever said Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was not communal.

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“I didn’t say Modi is not communal. I had said I can’t say … as I don’t have any evidence,” Hazare told reporters after he returned to the capital from his tour of Madhya Pradesh as part of his ‘Jantantra Yatra’ .

“I never praised him (Modi). He is leading a party (BJP) which is communal so that makes him communal too,” he said and added, “Modi, who heads BJP’s election campaign panel, never condemned the post-Godhra riots in harsh words.”


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