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Modi`s fast for self-publicity: Tushar Gandhi

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 15:29

Mumbai: Criticising Narendra Modi`s fast,
Mahatma Gandhi`s great grandson Tushar Gandhi on Saturday said while
selflessness marked Bapu`s fast, Gujarat Chief Minister`s was
for "self-publicity".

"There is only self-publicity and me, myself in this
fast," Tushar said.

"There is no repentance or any sign of remorse in the
fast. Modi said when people pelted him with stones, he used
that to create the ladder of development. But, in reality,
what he meant was he created a ladder to Delhi," he said.

Tushar also disapproved of the televised blessings Modi
sought from his mother before going to the fast venue.

"In Bapu`s times, there was a different connotation to
fast as a weapon.... now the trend is different. Bapu`s fast
was with a selfless objective," he said.


First Published: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 15:29
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