Had privilege of touching Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s feet: Modi
Published 11:32 pm | February 07, 2020
Slamming his political rivals while replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address, PM Modi said that there was a problem in the opposition’s mindset which saw some people as “Muslims of India” while for BJP everyone is an Indian.
“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 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Abdul Hamid or Abdul Kalam Azad, these all are Indians for us,” PM 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 realise their mistakes on the day when they start seeing India as India,” he added.
In a two-part attack in the two houses of parliament, PM Modi on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other 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…I want to ask the Congress,” Modi said.
The Congress described the PM’s address as one that oscillated between “stand-up comedy” and “rank communalism”, and said he should apologise for “misleading” the country by quoting Jawaharlal Nehru “out of context”.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।