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JD (U) corners PM Modi on ‘intolerance’ comment

Disagreeing with Prime MinisterNarendra Modi‘s ‘no place for intolerance’ comment during his joint statement in the UK, The Janata Dal (United) on Friday said that there is intolerance everywhere in the nation and his declaration had been false .

“We disagree with the statement made by Prime Minister Modi who said that India has communal harmony. Bengaluru, Mysore and Madikeri are observing an increase in intolerance cases after his intolerance comment was made. His own support groups want to shut down Karnataka, “JD (U) general secretary KC Tyagi told ANI.

Meanwhile another JD (U) leader also came down heavily on the Prime Minister for giving his leaders a free rein to make inflammatory comments, without facing the consequences.

“For the first time a Prime Minister is being question about intolerance in a foreign country. This fact need to be underlined. It is not enough for him to say that there is no intolerance here as his own party members keeps making slanderous comments. He is saying something but his party is doing something else,” said JD (U) leader Ali Anwar.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in the United Kingdom yesterday for a three day visit and was welcomed with a Guard of Honour by his British counterpart David Cameron at the Treasury Quadrangle after which they proceeded to the latter’s official residence, 10 Downing Street, for bilateral talks. (ANI)