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Amar Singh likens Modi to Lord Krishna, claims Opposition creating hurdles for PM

The Rajya Sabha MP says Lord Krishna had migrated from UP to Gujarat, likewise Modi, a native of Gujarat, preferred to contest election from a UP constituency

india Updated: Feb 25, 2017 11:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Varanasi
Amar Singh,Narendra Modi,Lord Krishna
Amar Singh coming out after offering prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday. (PTI)

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh showered praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing him with Lord Krishna and blamed the Opposition for creating hurdles in development works being carried out by the PM.

Singh was in Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi where he offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Kashi Vishwanath temple on Friday.

Talking to media persons, Singh said Lord Krishna, who was born in Mathura, is worshipped as Dwarikadheesh by Gujarati brothers as he had migrated to Gujarat from UP.

Likewise, PM Modi, a native of Gujarat, preferred to contest general election from a UP constituency and won, said Singh, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party (SP) in January.

Asked for his take on SP leaders’ comment that BJP president Amit Shah was a terrorist, Singh said those who called Shah a terrorist were themselves fostering terrorism.

He said action should be ensured against those who called Kashmiri Pandits outsiders. “Aise logo ka desh me rahna dhikkar hai jo Kashmir ko Pakistan aur atankwad se jodkar dekhte hai.”

Singh said Ramgopal Yadav threatened that he would not be safe if he visited UP. “He must see that I am in Kashi and safe too. I don’t take statements of such people seriously,” he said.

On Akhilesh Yadav’s donkey statement, Singh said, “Instead of delivering illogical or unrestrained statements, there should be talk of development.”

Singh later participated in a meeting on the topic Terrorism: A challenge before the nation.

He had earlier praised Modi for demonetisation of high-value banknotes and indicated he might join the BJP.

“I have not yet decided about joining BJP, but I am also not saying that I don’t have plans (to join BJP),” he had told a TV channel earlier this month.

First Published: Feb 24, 2017 22:08 IST