Don't call Modi 'NaMo', I take offence as a Hindu: Digvijay Singh

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New Delhi, March 29: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh hit out at a young man in the audience in the Right To Be Heard programme on Headlines Today at the Town Hall here on Saturday after the latter described BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as 'NaMo' (as he is called in the popular media).

"Why do you call him 'NaMo'?", Singh asked the youngster as soon as he uttered the word to ask his question. "Don't call him NaMo. I take offence as a Hindu. NaMo means Naman Karna (to offer prayer to the God). Call him Modi," Singh said.

Singh said he doesn't even like the name RaGa but he finds NaMo more offensive

When programme anchor Rahul Kanwal countered Singh with the name RaGa (popular name of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi), Singh said he doesn't favour the word 'RaGa' either. "But RaGa is not a word related to my religion, NaMo is. So I object to that," the veteran leader said.

The youngster apologised to Singh and asked him to calm down.

Singh was seen smiling after the apology was tendered.

Even a name polarises India's polity in the hot season of election, isn't it?

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