Bangalore, July 12: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said in an interview to Reuters that he does not favour in dividing people, whether it is between the Hindus and Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs. He said all citizens of India are his compatriots and he doesn't treat the issue from such perspective for it is harmful for the democracy.
"Religion should not be an instrument in your democratic process," the Reuters report quoted him saying.
The leader, who has recently been elevated as the BJP's election campaign chief for 2014, said he has not found any of his party colleague or member from any of his allies officially describe him as a controversial figure. He said such things are more written in the media and said if he was told who in the BJP made such remark against him, he would reply to such charges.
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