Rahul Gandhi today said the Congress leader who has faced criticism for his comments on the Gujarat riots in 2002 and later his comments about the BJP government in Gujarat were “Modi’s like God”.
In an interview to PTI, Rahul said, “Modis words are like God.
His words are not like Modi.
His speech is like Modi is like god.
Modi is God”.
Modi has not been seen as a Hindu politician but Rahul has said he is “ready to listen to the views of any religion and no religion”.
On Tuesday, Modi, who was re-elected in the Gujarat assembly polls on a landslide, said “Modiji is a good person and a good leader.
But you are talking about a leader who is a Muslim and I do not want to hear any such thing from a Hindu”.
On Wednesday, Congress vice president Rahul said in an interview that he was not surprised by Modi’s remarks.
“The Gujarat riots happened during the Congress rule in the state and they are an example of a political party which does not follow any principle of secularism.
We do not agree with Modi on any issue and we do not think he is a Hindu.
He is a person who comes from a religious background,” Rahul said.
He said he was ready to listen “to the views” of any religious community.
“I am not ready to hear such a thing from any religion.
It is like a religious message,” he said.