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