‘Failed to follow rajdharma in Gujarat'

The JD(U), a prominent NDA ally, on Sunday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying a person who “failed to follow rajdharma” with five crore people of a State won't be able to do “justice” with 125 crore people of the country.

“Modi has failed to discharge rajdharma in Gujarat...when he can't do justice with five crore people of a State how will he be able to deliver justice to 125 crore of the country,” JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari told PTI.

Mr. Tiwari recalled that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had even during the post-Godhra riots referred to “extra care” for rajdharma.

“There is still a sense of fear and insecurity among the people in Gujarat,” he said.

“The body language of Modi during his speech in Hindi after beginning his fast has been full of arrogance,” he said. “Modi who normally addresses people of Gujarat in Gujarati has for the first time made speech in Hindi,”

Mr. Tiwari said, adding that it reflected that he wanted to address the nation as “a changed personality.”

“But even during his speech he has shown no regrets for what happened in Gujarat in 2002,” Mr. Tiwari said. - PTI

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