Narendra Modi`s fast not a political stunt: MP CM
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 16:44
Beijing: Describing his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi as "dynamic" and "progressive", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said his fast cannot be dubbed a political stunt as it was the result of the "hurt" he felt.

"After the Supreme Court decision, I don't think Narendra Bhai is under scanner. Continuous allegations (on his handling of Gujarat riots) have definitely hurt him. Therefore, if he undertakes a fast, it should not be taken otherwise," Chouhan said talking with reporters on Saturday night.

He was asked to comment on claims that Modi's three-day fast was a political stunt.

Chouhan, who is here on an official visit, said Modi was a "dynamic" and "progressive" leader and claimed that despite "some people" making an issue out of Gujarat riots, members of the minority community in the state "agree" that their interests are safe there and that their income levels are increasing.

"The development in Gujarat is all encompassing...Modi is doing good work. But some people are creating an issue (on his role in the riots)," he said.


First Published: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 16:44

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