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Stop scaring us about Modi: Madni to Cong, SP

M Hasan, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, December 30, 2013
First Published: 23:33 IST(30/12/2013) | Last Updated: 23:36 IST(30/12/2013)

The use of Gujarat government facilities by Jamiat Ulema Hind general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madni during  his visit to Ahmedabad on December 26 has led to a debate in the Muslim community.

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While many see it as Madni’s soft stand on Narendra Modi, the Deoband cleric (Madni) said that the central government had provided him Z Plus security and the Gujarat government merely made the arrangements for this.

"If the bullet-proof car provided to me during the visit belonged to the Gujarat CM’s motorcade, how can I be blamed for this?" Madni said.

Targeting the Congress and SP for carrying out a tirade against him, Madni said, Muslims have so far been voting for secular parties but they can no longer create a Modi fear to get votes. "Stop frightening us," he demanded.

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