BJP on Saturday slammed Congress for misinterpreting the comments made by Narendra Modi on 2002 Gujarat violence in an interview to Reuters. The BJP said the ruling party is twisting facts as it is scared of his growing popularity and its move would backfire.
“Congress and others are scared of Narendra Modi’s popularity, impeccable integrity, record of governance. Therefore, they are in the habit of twisting facts. What he has said, every creature is worshipped in India and anything
wrong happens it is a matter of sadness,” BJP Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
In response to a question about what his feelings were regarding the 2002 riots, Modi told Reuters that his feelings were not unlike the occupant of a car which had met with an accident. “If someone else is driving a car and we’re sitting behind, even then if a puppy comes under the wheel, will it be painful or not? Of course it is. Whether I am a Chief Minister or not, I am a human being. If something bad happens anywhere, it is natural to be sad.”
“I think he (Modi) is so clear. Yet you are trying to read into it after his clarification. It is, I can only say, a case of having some kind of hatred against Modi. But the more they seek to hate without any basis, the more his popularity is going to rise before the people of the country,” Prasad
(With inpusts from agencies)