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Gita not a religious text: BJP leader

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Backing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s remarks that the Bhagwad Gita should be declared a “national scripture,” BJP vice-president Dinesh Sharma said on Monday that the text had nothing to do with religion.

“Ms. Swaraj’s remarks were made in the appropriate context. The ‘Gita’ should not be made a matter of controversy. It is not a religious text. It is for the whole humanity. We have to regard it with an open heart,” Mr. Sharma told a press conference at the BJP office in Koba, Gandhinagar.

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