As the ‘secular’ media and a section of political gamut are going tizzy over an interview of Narendra Modi to Reuters, a BSP MP on Saturday came out in support of the Gujarat Chief Minister saying that his comments were grossly misinterpreted.
“If he says that he feels bad if a puppy gets crushed under the wheels of his car, then it shows that he is a sensitive and compassionate person. These are my personal views, but his remarks should not be misinterpreted. He is not referring to any community…his remarks are being misinterpreted,” BSP MP Vijay Bahadur Singh told sources.
This despite the stringent control of Mayawati over the BSP cadre reflects a deep running appreciation and admiration for the growing stature and influence of Narendra Modi.
The BSP’s Hamirpur (UP) MP said Modi’s statement is “100 per cent correct and it is in the interest of the nation. Those who oppose him are doing so for political interests. Those who oppose his remarks are ‘rashtra drohis’ (anti-nationals).”
“I am not aware about the question posed to him in the interview. But his answer is simple. He said he feels bad. What is wrong with it. I welcome his remarks at a personal level. I am speaking on the issue as a citizen of India and as a senior advocate. I have a right to air my opinion,” he said.
(With inputs from agencies)
Modi’s statement has been grossly misinterpreted: BSP MP