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Updated: August 30, 2012 01:19 IST

Why should I be forgiven if I’m guilty, asks Modi

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Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has refused to apologise for the 2002 riots in the State after being asked if he would apologise for the riots, something that his critics demand. “One only has to ask for forgiveness if one is guilty of a crime. If you think it’s such a big crime, why should the culprit be forgiven?” he told The Wall Street Journal.

“Just because Modi is a Chief Minister, why should he be forgiven? I think Modi should get the biggest punishment possible if he is guilty. And the world should know that there isn’t any tolerance for such political leaders,” he said.

Mr. Modi parried a question whether he sees himself as a future Prime Minister, saying he was concentrating on Gujarat. “I can’t think beyond that,” he said.

“Malnutrition due to vegetarianism”

The paper said Mr. Modi attributed malnutrition problems in his State partly to Gujaratis being largely vegetarian and partly to body, image issues among young women.

“The middle class is more beauty conscious than health conscious — that is a challenge,” he said. “If a mother tells her daughter to have milk, they’ll have a fight. She’ll tell her mother ‘I won’t drink milk. I’ll get fat’,” he added.

Mr.Modi is very clear. Understand the meaning before badmouthing him.

from:  Shanmuga
Posted on: Aug 30, 2012 at 15:05 IST

malnutrition due to being a vegetarian? how did he get that idea!
being a vegetarian can give one all the required nutrients. maybe Mr. Modi should ask his fellow Gujuratis to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables rather than frying everything with ghee or in oil. Making such statements by someone who is a respected CM does not give him any credit.

from:  Nitya
Posted on: Aug 30, 2012 at 12:27 IST
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