Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks yesterday that Indian Muslims were patriots were borrowed from the Congress, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said in Kozhikode today.
Speaking at a party function here, he said it was a repetition of what the Congress had described about Muslim community since long but the BJP dismissed it as an attempt to appease the minorities in the country.
He said Mr Modi’s remarks ‘Indian Muslims will live and die for the country’ came at a time his party suffered reversals in the recent assembly elections in the country. There was no sincerity in the statement as had been evidenced in his similar remarks on similar issues earlier, he said.
Speaking at the function Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President V M Sudheeran said the acute financial crisis faced by the state was not due to the new Abkari (liquor) policy which called for total prohibition in the state in ten years in a phased manner.
The Abkari policy had not been implemented in the state so far as it was pending before the Kerala High Court for clearance, he said. The financial crisis would be solved effectively after confabulations with experts, he added.
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