Re: CMs condemn PM's remarks on minority plans
- From: "Marcus Aurelius" <aryamihir@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 9 Dec 2006 19:09:12 -0800
On second thoughts, I think Manmohan Singh should be given the benefit
of doubt. No sane person will say that 13% of the population should
have first claim on resources. He perhaps meant to say that the big
majority of the people, who are underprivileged, should have the first
claim on resources.
Since Mahmohan Singh is not insane, I would chalk up his utterance to a
slip of tongue or the mind fumbling due to age.
Marcus Aurelius wrote:
Manmohan Singh Kohli is full of shit.
Note that the usual criers about communalism, the communists, are
silent. They have no credibility. BJP should attack the credibility of
CPM's slogans to get Hindus away from communists' life-draining
CMs condemn PM's remarks on minority plans
[ 9 Dec, 2006 1859hrs ISTPTI ]
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday stirred a hornet's
nest by his remarks that plans for minorities, Muslims in particular,
must have the first claim on resources, with the BJP, its chief
ministers and the RSS condemning it as having communal overtones.
"Such a statement does not behove a senior leader like the Prime
Minister. It is unfortunate," Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi,
generally known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, said after the conclusion
of the NDC meeting.
He insisted that every citizen, irrespective of his caste and creed,
should have equal right over the resources of the country.
Such sentiments were echoed by Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh chief
ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Raman Singh respectively. While
Chouhan said that the Prime Minister's statement was "not only
inappropriate but is dangerous also," Singh said that economic
backwardness should be the sole criteria.
The RSS was more acerbic in the attack on the Prime Minister remarking
that "this is precisely the language used by Mohammad Ali Jinnah before
"It is unfortunate that our leaders have not learnt lessons from the
tragic partition. They are pursuing the same politics of religion for
electoral benefits," RSS leader Ram Madhav said.
"This is very unfortunate, appalling for a Prime Minister to say so,"
BJP chief Rajnath Singh said separately.