Speaking to CNN-IBN in an exclusive interview, Shah said Modi's views on the excavation that led to a controversy were misinterpreted.
Asked about Modi's initial derision on the excavation and later expressing gratitude for the seer who claimed about the presence of the gold, Shah said the former's statement had been misinterpreted. He said Modi meant to say that a huge quantity of money has been stashed abroad and the Congress government should try to bring it back.
Modi only questioned the govt about recovering the black money, said Shah
The seer, Sobhan Sarkar, wrote a strong-worded letter to Modi after the latter expressed his dissatisfaction with the excavation that started on the eve of his mega rally in Kanpur, located not far from the gold-hunting site.
Shah rubbished the possibility of the views on the excavation backfiring at the BJP and Modi and said the party's huge victory in the next Lok Sabha polls will prove it.
In another interview given to Headlines Today on Monday, Shah said Ram Temple was not a poll agenda for the BJP and that the latter was not trying to promote Modi as a leader of the backward community. He also lashed out at the Congress and some NGOs, accusing to run a campaign against him and Modi over the Ishrat Jahan death case.