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1 May, 2014

Hindu seers say Modi a ‘grave sinner’, not fit to be PM – Hindustan Times

Two of Hinduism’s key religious heads attached to traditional monasteries knowns as ‘mutts’ have opposed BJP leader Narendra Modi’s bid for prime-ministership, calling him a “grave sinner” trying to “mislead” the nation.

The two pontiffs – one heads the Puri peeth (seat) of the Advaita school of Hindu philosophy, while the other leads its Dwarka chapter – called into question Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots and his use of “illegal money” in these elections.

Swami Adhokshjan Devtirth of the Puri seat said he would travel to Varanasi in the first week of May to campaign against Modi among the city’s religious establishment.

“For me Modi is grave sinner who has committed the highest sin in Hinduism, which is murder. He has blood on his hands and face,” Swami Adhokshjan Devtirth told HT. Modi is often accused of giving rioters a freehand at the time but several inquiries have found insufficient evidence to charge him.

Read the rest: Hindu seers say Modi not fit to become prime minister, call him a ‘grave sinner’ – Hindustan Times.