Narendra Modi`s fast not a political stunt: MP CM

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.

PTI

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

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