Opponents inculcating fear of Modi among Muslims: MJ Akbar

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Opponents inculcating fear of Modi among Muslims: MJ Akbar
Lucknow, Apr 22: Opposition parties are indulging in "false and venomous" propaganda against BJP leader Narendra Modi to instill fear among Muslims, senior journalist and BJP national spokesman MJ Akbar said today. Akbar said that Modi's stand was clarified with his statement that he wanted to see a Muslim, with Quran in one hand and computer on the other.

"The opposition parties are spreading 'jhoota aur jehrila' (false and venomous) propaganda against Modi to create fear among Muslims about him," Akbar told reporters. He said that BJP has clarified its views and schemes for Muslims in its manifesto.

"Politics of caps should be stopped,politics of education should take its place"


On being asked about Modi's denial to wear skull cap, Akbar said that Maulana Mahmood Madni of Jamiyat-e-ulama Hind had said that politics of caps should be stopped and politics of education and employment should take its place. On Ram temple in Ayodhya, he said, "its not a poll issue... but a cultural issue. Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi has clarified that the temple issue will be resolved within constitutional limits".

When asked about Priyanka Gandhi's statement regarding dragging his husband's name in poll campaign, Akbar said that though he did not want to comment on personal issue, she should check his (her husband's) background and his bank balance.


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