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Can never claim I have full knowledge of Hinduism, 'naamdar' can: PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has been claiming that the PM did not understand the foundation of Hinduism. 

Can never claim I have full knowledge of Hinduism, 'naamdar' can: PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi

JODHPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday responded to the jibes of Congress president Rahul Gandhi on him saying that he has never claimed that he had full knowledge of Hindu religion.  

"Saints and sages never claimed that they have full knowledge of Hinduism. It is so vast that it is not possible for anyone to know about it in its entirety. I can never claim that I have full knowledge of Hindu scriptures, naamdaar can make such claims," Modi said.

"During these elections, he is saying that Modi does not know about Hinduism. Is Rajasthan voting on whether or not I have the knowledge of Hinduism? Will Rajasthan vote on issues of electricity, water and roads or on whether Modi knows the scriptures," Modi asked.

Rahul has been claiming that the PM did not understand the foundation of Hinduism. "What is the essence of Hinduism? What does the Gita say? That knowledge is with everybody... Knowledge is all around you. Every living being has knowledge," Rahul had said in Udaipur in poll-bound Rajasthan.

"Our prime minister says he is a Hindu, but he doesn't understand (the) foundation of Hinduism. What kind of a Hindu is he?" the Congress chief said. 

Rahul had also attacked Modi on demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying the Prime Minister had a confusion that people in the world do not know anything and had a sense that all knowledge came from his mind.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah had also attacked Rahul for his comments on Modi. "The Congress is now preaching us about Hinduism... They are giving us lessons of Gita," Shah had said.