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Updated: April 13, 2014 02:05 IST

Modi promises equal rights to Pakistani Hindu refugees

  • Mahim Pratap Singh
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BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Barmer on Saturday.
BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Barmer on Saturday.

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendara Modi, has said that Pakistani Hindu refugees will be treated like other Indian citizens.

In his maiden mass-contact meeting in the high-stakes Barmer constituency on Saturday, he said: “When some Bangladeshis infiltrate, the contractors of vote-bank politics lap them up, break all rules ... but those refugees from Pakistan who come here only for saying Bharat Mata ki Jai ... nobody cares about them. Shouldn’t they get rights? Shouldn’t they get the love of Mother India? It will be the responsibility of the government in Delhi to end the injustice being done to you all these years.”

Mr. Modi targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi for leaving “no stone unturned” to send him to prison.

“Over the past 10 years, Madam Soniaji, your regime wasted no opportunity to try and send Modi to jail by filing cases in every court of this country, but what did you get? Did you manage to get Modi out of the people’s hearts. I have come out unscathed,” he said.

“But I want to tell friends in the Congress that the lotus has bloomed here in Barmer and the more muck you splash the more the lotus will bloom.”

“Usually in elections, all parties come together to throw the ruling party out, but this is the first election where the ruling party is calling everyone to come together. Why? To stop Modi anyhow ... Because they know very well what place they will be in once Modi comes,” he said.

Steering clear of any criticism of the party’s rebel candidate, Jaswant Singh, in Barmer, he dared Ms. Gandhi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to come clean on the bank account details of the former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar, Amarinder Singh.

“In Amritsar, a serious complaint has been lodged with the Election Commission that in his affidavit, Amarinder Singh has not given his bank account details. The complaint wants to know if he, his son or his wife has any accounts in banks in Geneva,” Mr. Modi said.

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Gujarat Chief Minister and the BJP prime ministerial candidate
Narendra Modi has promised equal rights to Pakistan Hindu refugees.
But the question is Do we have the correct data of them? Come
elections, politicians remember all the issues and provide oral
solutions to all of them. After elections, they will safely forget
them. However, the Indian voters presently are demanding and hence
false promises cannot cut ice with them in this election and
subsequent elections too.

from:  S.Ramakrishnasayee
Posted on: Apr 13, 2014 at 14:06 IST

The country has accepted secularism long ago. The secularism of India
is equal respect to all religions. This shows that human values are
preferred to any other considerations. Modi's offer of equal rights to
all Hindu refugees from Pakistan is therefore morally and
constitutionally wrong. If he said that all who were tortured by
Pakistan in the name of religion would be given equal rights, it could
be understood. When we are secular country, we should take up with
nations like Pakistan which ill-treat any section of population. In
the name of blasphemy laws how many Hindus and Christians are jailed
in Pakistan. If Modi is really secular he should fight for equal
rights for them (Hindus, Christians and even Ahemadiyas) in Pakistan .
His policy is for few votes and not based on any principle or human

from:  K.C.Thomas
Posted on: Apr 13, 2014 at 13:21 IST

Mr Modi, what exactly were you doing when thousands were murdered? Are
you competent to stop such massacres? Is india safe with you?

from:  Dinanath Saha
Posted on: Apr 12, 2014 at 18:33 IST

All people who believes in justice believes so.

from:  Prakash
Posted on: Apr 12, 2014 at 18:13 IST
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