• Monday, Dec 05, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Modi: I had the privilege of touching Abdul Ghaffar Khan's feet

  • Published at 05:19 am February 7th, 2020
web-narendra modi
File photo: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reuters

Modi alleged there was an issue with the opposition's mindset, which saw some people as 'Muslims of India' while for BJP everyone is Indian

After accusing Congress of looking at Indian icons through the lens of religion as opposed to BJP's view of them as Indian first, Indian PM Narendra Modi has said he had the privilege of touching the feet of Independence movement icon Abdul Ghaffar Khan.

Slamming his political rivals on Thursday while replying to the Motion of Thanks on the Indian president's address, Modi alleged there was a issue with the opposition's mindset, which saw some people as "Muslims of India" while for BJP everyone is Indian, reports NDTV.

"We are being reminded that the slogan of 'Quit India,' 'Jai Hind' was given by Muslims. Problem is that in the eyes of Congress these people are only a Muslim even after so many years. For us, they are Indians. Be it Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Abdul Hamid, or Abdul Kalam Azad, these all are Indians for us," Modi said in the Lok Sabha.

"I had the privilege of touching Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan's feet when I was young," he said.

"Congress and parties like this will certainly realize their mistakes on the day when they start seeing India as India," he added.

Modi on Thursday hit out at opposition parties over their campaign against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir's special status and the economy.

Referring to Congress icon Jawaharlal Nehru, he said the former prime minister wanted to defend minorities in then West Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). 

"Was he communal? Did he want to create a Hindu rashtra (state)? I want to ask the Congress," Modi said.

Congress replied saying Modi's address was one that was between "stand-up comedy" and "rank communalism," adding the Indian prime minister should apologize for "misleading" the country by quoting Nehru "out of context."

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail