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Burqa of secularism better than nakedness of communalism: Congress

Burqa of secularism better than nakedness of communalism: Congress

New Delhi: Taking on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his burqa remark, Ajay Maken, head of the Congress’ communications department, said the ‘veil of secularism’ was better than blatant communalism.

Talking to media persons on Monday, Maken said, “I believe the burqa of secularism is way better than the nakedness of communalism.”

Faced with criticism from Modi over corruption and lack of development during the UPA regime, Maken presented the government’s defence. “Yesterday, whatever he (Modi) said was one-sided, one needs to answer keeping facts in mind,” Maken said.

“Modi should first improve his performance in the state of Gujarat and then talk of national level improvements,” he said.

Refuting Modi’s tirade against lack of quality education during UPA regime, Maken stressed that the drop-out rates in Gujarat schools are 57%, far above the national average.

“How is Modi making claims about education when posts of principals are empty in schools and colleges in Gujarat?” Maken added.

In the same vein, taking a potshot at Modi and his ‘RSS link’, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he felt it was much better to wear the ‘veil of secularism’ than to wear ‘khaki shorts.’

Tharoor tweeted, “Modi says we ‘hide behind the burqa of secularism’. Preferable, surely, to the khaki shorts of intolerance&hatred that he now tries to hide? (sic).”

 

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