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`Hindu nationalist` is an oxymoron: Khurshid to Modi

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 19:16

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for describing himself as "Hindu nationalist", saying it is an oxymoron.

He also said the BJP strongman was gradually becoming his "own worst enemy".
Reacting to Modi`s controversial remarks during an interview in which he said that had done "absolutely the right thing" during the 2002 riots and described himself as a "Hindu nationalist", Khurshid said, "Religion can`t have nation. Religion has no identity. Nation has an identity. Nationalism falls in a different category than religion."

On Modi`s remarks on riots that even if a "puppy comes under the wheels" of a car, one felt sad, Khurshid said "what is important is what do you think of your driver and what action you have taken and whether you have taken the responsibility".


First Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 19:16
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