Rajya Sabha member and Congress veteran V Hanumantha Rao has come down heavily on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, who is seen as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate in the ensuing general election, for claiming to be a Hindu nationalist.
“I condemn the statement of Modi who called himself a Hindu nationalist and compared the victims of Godhra carnage with dogs. Such statements of Modi are uncalled for and inhuman. It is inappropriate for a person, who is being projected as the future prime minister of this country, to make such remarks,” Rao said in a statement here on Sunday.
“It is a fact that during the macabre incident so many humans were massacred. Instead of expressing regret, Modi is defending his deeds.”
Alleging that Modi had compared the victims of Godhra carnage to dogs, he said it was in bad taste. “Can people of our great secular democracy vote for such a leader who compared the people of this country with dogs?” he asked.