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Untouchability still practiced in politics, says Narendra Modi

Wednesday 24th of April 2013 08:28:05 PM

Addressing a huge gathering at the Varkala Sivagiri Mutt on Wednesday evening, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said that some sections of the society still practice untouchability , especially in politics. While social untouchability is on the decline political untouchability is on the rise,” he added without directly referring to the controversy over his Kerala visit.

 

Inaugurating the golden jubilee valedictory celebrations and 51st parishath of Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust  and the 101st anniversary celebrations of Sree Sarada idol installation will also be held at the function.on the Trust premises at Varkala , Modi pointed out that Sree Narayana Guru’s teachings have been largely ignored by us. “Had Gurus teachings being incorporated into our educations system and values, we would have been able get rid of many woes that we face today, including the problems related to terrorism,” he said.

 

In the speech, which Modi chose to ignore the protests against his visit, the Gujarat Chief Minister also lauded the role of Malayalis in Gujarat’s development.” We have Malayalis in Gujarat who come from all parts of Kerala. They have immensely contributed to the development of Gujarat,” he added.

He also said that his government will favourbaly consider a request to establish a University in Gujarat in the name of Sree Narayana Guru.

 

After the vist Narendra Modi is now on his way to the airport. He will return to Gujarat by a special aircraft by 9 PM.

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