Why were hate mongers felicitated before Modi arrived in Agra: Khurshid

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 15:34

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday criticized the BJP`s decision to felicitate leaders involved in the Muzaffarnagar riots.

"I believe something terrible is happening. It is remarkable that in the Agra rally, Narendra Modi dealt with a range of subjects, but before his arrival, people, who have serious charges and have a role in the Muzaffarnagar riots, were felicitated, and then, vacated the stage. And he didn`t even mention them in his speech," said Khurshid. Khurshid was referring to the felicitation given to Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana.

"The clip circulated by one of them led to a tragic and unfortunate incident in Muzaffarnagar , where peace prevailed even at the time of Partition" Khurshid said.

"Clearly Modi is trying to give two different messages to two communities. To one it is a message of unity. To the other, though failed, a message of disunity," he said.

"He should have brought enough shoulders to accept his strategy. Is he such a weak man who can`t even control his own stage? He is the PM candidate of the BJP and he can`t even control the very stage from where he speaks," the minister said.


First Published: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 15:34

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