Modi should first show secular credentials in Gujarat: Sibal
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Taking a dig at Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his "India first" comment, Union Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said the BJP leader should first "demonstrate" in his state that he was secular before talking about the rest of the country.
"Secularism is a question on mindset. We all want India first. That is our dream. Secularism is a way of life which Modi has no capacity to replace. Let him first demonstrate in Gujarat that he is secular before he talks of India," Sibal said when asked to comment on Modi's remarks.
In an address to the Indian-American community through video conferencing, Modi had on Sunday said, "My definition of secularism is simple: 'India First'. Whatever you do, wherever you work, India should be the top priority for all its citizens."
On Modi's comments that people would forgive "mistakes" of a government if it served them well, Sibal said the wheels of law might be slow but they were unrelenting. "The law will always catch up with those to seek peoples' forgiving. The wheels of law may be slow but they are unrelenting," the communications minister said.
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