April 22, (IndiaToday): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the statements made by VHP leader Pravin Togadia and Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh and said that he completely disapproved of such irresponsible statements.
“I disapprove any such irresponsible statement & appeal to those making them to kindly refrain from doing so. Petty statements by those claiming to be BJP’s well-wishers are deviating the campaign from the issues of development & good governance,” tweeted Modi.
Earlier, complying with the orders of the Election Commission, Bhavnagar police have started an inquiry into the alleged hate speech given by Pravin Togadia in which he said Muslims should be stopped from buying property in Hindu-majority areas.
Togadia had asked his supporters to get vacated the house a Muslim man had purchased in the Hindu-majority locality near Meghani Circle area of Bhavnagar city.
Togadia had allegedly told the gathering, mainly comprising local residents and Bajrang Dal workers, that they should give an ultimatum of 48 hours to the occupant to vacate the house or else they should storm into it, take possession and put up a Bajrang Dal board.
Bihar’s BJP leader Giriraj Singh has stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the general elections.
“Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have place in Pakistan and not in India,” Singh told a poll meeting at Mohanpur Haat Maidan near the temple town Deogarh on Friday.