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Dhavalikar, whose party Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party is an ally of state’s ruling BJP, had said he was confident India will develop as a Hindu nation under Prime Minister Modi. D’Souza said that Dhavalikar’s statement has been misunderstood.
“India is a Hindu country. All Indians in Hindustan are Hindus including me. I am a Christian Hindu,” he argued.
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