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New Delhi: The debate on the issue of ‘intolerance’ got off to a stormy start in the Lok Sabha with the House witnessing uproar after a CPI(M) member attributed certain Hindutva remarks to Home Minister Rajnath Singh who denied them outright and demanded his apology.
Mohammad Salim cited a news magazine which quoted Singh as having made a pro-Hindutva remark after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister.
Singh vehemently denied it and said he was never hurt so much in his Parliamentary career as he was today.
“Mohd Salim levelled a serious allegation against me. He should say when and where I made such a statement or apologise …. A Home Minister who makes such a statement has no moral right to be the Home Minister. I speak after weighing every word… People know Rajnath Singh can never make such a statement,” Singh said.
Quoting the magazine, Salim said Singh had made the remark at an internal meeting of RSS.
(with agency inputs)
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“Our primary duty to express our opinion about growing intolerance, in Lok Sabha.We are just doing our duty as a constructive Opposition,” said Congress MP KC Venugopal, who gave notice in Parliament.
Speaking to the news agency, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, “Nothing has gone wrong during Narendra Modi’s regime as PM, there is absolute tolerance in the country.”
“Different writers have different opinions, Things used to happen earlier also. During emergency, constitutional and fundamental rights were crippled, these people (writers) were silent then and violent now,” Naidu added.