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17 Sep, 2013

Why’s Modi silent about Muzaffarnagar? Hindustan Times Blogs

Jamiat-ul-Ulema-e-Hind general secretary Mahmood Madani has already flagged the issue. He said it’s for Modi to reach out to the community to dispel the impression that he cared little for Muslim support.

That Modi isn’t planning a visit to the riot affected areas was explicit in the way BJP made light of the PM’s visit to Muzaffarnagar with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. “They are on secular tourism,” said party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

If the BJP’s PM-aspirant is really seeking to tone down rhetoric and engage in serious public debate, he better watch out against “cocky one liners” by party colleagues.

Not just Modi but the entire Sangh Parivar has a reputation to live down. For instance, the Hindu nationalist tag they often flaunt was on display with a heavy dose of militarism in Rewari.

via Why’s Modi silent about Muzaffarnagar? Hindustan Times Blogs.