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Modi represents 'Nazi mindset': Soz

National Conference (NC) and Congress kick started their poll campaign in the Valley attacking Modi.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2014 20:02 IST
Toufiq Rashid
Toufiq Rashid
Hindustan Times

National Conference (NC) and Congress kick started their poll campaign in the Valley attacking Modi.

While NC patron and Union minister Farooq Abdullah lashed out at Narendra Modi saying he was "poison for the country", state Congress president Saifuddin Soz said that "Modi was a fascist". He was speaking on the occassion of filing of nomination of the alliance candidate from south Kashmir, Mirza Mehboob Beg.

Speaking on the occasion, Soz said that the current Lok Sabha elections were a "war between truth and falsehood".

"Modi is a fascist and he is dangerous for the country," he said.

"Our big leaders like Jawahar Lal Nehru, Maulana Azad did not want to create a Hindu-India, they wanted a secular India which is ahome to everybody," Soz said.

The Congress leader said Modi's vision of India is "suffocating".

"In his India, people like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Jaswant Singh are not safe. How can anyone else be?" he said.

Soz said Modi "represents a mindset prevalent in Germany when Jews were massacred".

"In Nazi Germany, only Christians were safe. Modi represents that mind set," he added.

"Modi's India would be that of Nazis and goons," he said.

Referring to 2002 Gujarat riots, Farooq said that Modi as prime minister was dangerous for the country.

Presenting a joint front for the coalition, Farooq said, "We don't have to think about what happened between us (coalition partners) in the past. We have to work towards a common goal of keeping Modi out of power."

Farooq said, "Modi has a hidden dragger... and he is all about lies. He says something, means something else."

Referring to the controversy about Jaswant Singh, Farooq said that "the person who could not respect senior leaders in his own party cannot respect a common man in Kashmir".

NC candidate Beg, in his address, called Modi, a "murderer".

"Modi is responsible for massacre of Muslims. He has to apologise for the same," he added.

Last week, Farooq had said that "India will turn into a dictatorship if Modi becomes prime minister", and urged the Congress to ensure that "such an eventuality does not become reality".

"If Modi becomes the prime minister, India will become a dictatorial nation and only God knows who will survive that (his rule)," Farooq, contesting Lok Sabha polls from Srinagar, told party workers at a meeting in Budgam. He said people have understood that Modi is a "dictator".

Farooq-led National Conference was part of NDA during Vajpayee's regimen and have been criticising Modi for not resigning when Gujarat riots took place.

Chief minister Omar Abdullah was part of Vajpayee's cabinet.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines, Farooq said his party has resolved to stand with the UPA "no matter what the outcome of Lok Sabha elections is".

Cong will return NC's favour: Soz
Former Union minister and JKPCC president said that he has constituted a committee for effective liaison with National Conference (NC) in connection with ongoing parliamentary elections.

Soz, who was against pre-poll alliance with NC, said his party and cadre will be working closely with NC to ensure victory in all the six seats in the state.

"NC is working hard for success of Congress in Jammu. We will return the favour in the Valley," Soz said.