Congress hits back at Modi over his secularism remark

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Congress hits back at Modi over his secularism remark

Congress hits back at Modi over his secularism remark

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Congress hits back at Modi over his secularism remark-1New Delhi: The Congress on Monday hit out at Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi over his "secularism" remark at a BJP rally in Pune on Sunday evening.

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday attacked the Gujarat CM and said, "the wheels of communalism are extremely sectarian, and need to be crushed."

He said: "This is the right time for Indians to stand up and reaffirm their committment to basic ideas of secularism."

"We need to go back to Congress basic vision of India which is pluralistic and inclusive. The cloak of secularism is all pervasive. It envelops Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs, people of all faiths," he added.
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Congress hits back at Modi over his secularism remark-2Earlier on Monday, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh hit back at Modi over his "burqa of secularism" comment.

"I want to know what is the definition of secularism according to Modiji. One religion, one culture, one nation is the definition of secularism according to the RSS and Advaniji. Modiji should clarify what is his definition of secularism," Singh told .

Referring to allegations by Modi about the way Commonwealth Games were organised, Singh said that the conduct of games was lauded internationally.

On Modis remarks relating to food security bill, Singh said that the central government was providing a food subsidy of Rs. 1,25,000 crores and had left selection of beneficiaries to the states.

Addressing a public meeting in Pune, Modi also attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on the issue of his parties "failure" to eradicate poverty and alleged

he Congress on Monday hit out at Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi over his "secularism" remark at a BJP rally in Pune on Sunday evening.