Narendra Modi breaks his silence, says Dadri lynching episode was 'sad'

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New Delhi, Oct 14: Days after political leaders questioned prime minister Narendra Modi's silence on the Dadri lynching episode, Modi has finally spoken out about the incident.

In an interview to Ananda Bazar Patrika, Modi said that episodes such as the lynching of a man in Dadri and the controversy around Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali was sad.

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Dadri lynching episode sad, says Modi

"Dadri incident or the incident against the Pakistani singer is sad and unwelcome. But what is the role of the central government in it?" he questioned.

Modi also went on to add the BJP does not support any such incidents. "It is the opposition that is accusing BJP of being communal , but in doing so are they not pracitsing politics of polarisation?" Modi questions.

Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah too in an interview to a news channel said that what happened in Dadri was wrong. "The lynching of a Muslim man over beef-eating rumours in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh was wrong and the perpatrators should be punished," said Shah.

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