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India most tolerant country in the world: Naidu

Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu today dismissed the growing clamour against ‘intolerance’ in India as a “propaganda”, while stating that India was the most tolerant country in the world.

“There is a propaganda going on about so called tolerance and intolerance. I must say India is the most tolerant country in the world, we have never come to intolerance and that is the philosophy of the nation,” he said at the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit’s inaugural session here.

“Humara desh vasudhaiv kutumbakam mein vishwas rakhta hai (our country believes that the whole world is one family)”, he said.

Naidu said that Indians were tolerant and that there might be some “stray incidents”.

The Union Minister also stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was getting a tremendous response from the world and the country was doing well under his leadership.

“People have given us the mandate for development. Public mandate is supreme. Do not create negative image, and country is moving fast and developing…World is seeing India. World has given tremendous response to Prime Minister, it means response to India…India is a destination for investment”, he said.

“The country witnessed politics of poverty, but now it has changed to politics of development under the dynamic Prime Minister Narendra Modiji,” he added.

Naidu hailed Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for her efforts of all round development of the state.

“We support the Chief Minister to take Rajasthan ahead,” he said.