Farooq Abdullah wants "Allah in Modi`s eyes"

Praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the state`s performance in renewable energy sector, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said he wished for the day when he would see Allah in Modi`s eyes.

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2011, 00:53 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Praising Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi for the state`s performance in renewable energy
sector, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said he wished
for the day when he would see Allah in Modi`s eyes.
Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy, also
said UPA and BJP would have to work together.

"God is not in the temple - he is inside you," Abdullah
said while addressing the gathering. "The day you recognise
your God, you will not differentiate between my Khuda and your
Bhagwan."

"I would like to tell you that Ram is not Hindu`s Ram.
Ram is `Vishwa Ka Ram` (Ram belongs to the universe). And if
he is Vishwa Ka Ram, he is Modi`s Ram also and Farooq`s Ram
also," the minister said. "Allah is of all, he is my Khuda as
well as Modi`s Khuda."
"I want to see the day in my life when I (would) look in
Modi`s eyes (and) I would be able to see my Allah, and when
Modi looks in my eyes, he will see his Bhagwan," Abdullah
said.

Addressing the youth, he said as long as "the religion"
existed in India, nobody would be able to defeat the country
which would rise to new heights and take the world along.

He was speaking at a function to launch Indian Fund for
Sustainable Energy (INFUSE) at the Indian Institute of
Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), where Modi too was present.

Abdullah said if one got detached from this kind of
religion and moved towards a particular religion, it would
spell the end of the nation and the world.

Praising Modi government for commendable work in
renewable energy sector, he said "Modi runs a government of
BJP, I belong to UPA. But let me tell him and all of you that
if India has to advance, we have to work together."

The state had done "wonders" under the leadership of
Modi, he added.

"Both Gujarat and Rajasthan have good potential for
harnessing alternate energy. But Gujarat has taken the lead in
the solar energy sector and left behind number of other
states," the Union Minister said.

Modi, on his part, thanked Abdullah for praising the
state but did not comment on what the Union Minister had said
on religion.

PTI