VHP questions Modi’s visit to Bohra mosque
Lucknow: Two days after PM Narendra Modi visited the Saifee mosque in Indore, Vishwa Hindu Parishad said on Sunday that political leaders should keep the interests of Hindus at forefront since the community formed the majority of Indian state. In his address to the Dawoodi Bohra community, Modi had invoked Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad, to emphasise the need for peace and justice.
VHP international general secretary Milind Parande told reporters here that nobody knows what was going in Modi’s mind when he visited the mosque. “Woh(Modi)masjid kyungayeyepoochhnapadega...harkisikoapniasthake anusarkaamkar nachahiye (We will have to ask why he went to the mosque...everyone should work according to one’s faith),” Parande said.
“Anyone who wants to be in politics in this country will have to think of the interests of Hindus, irrespective of the political party to which one belongs,” he added. ➶ GQFC has two diagonal dedicated freight corridors (DFCs), north-south Delhi-Chennai ➶ Line will ease congestion between Nagpur-Wardha and save 62km distance for trains ➶ 1,428cr proposal to be sent to Railway Board for inclusion in next Budget has shown commitment for wildlife mitigation measures while others (agencies) are blatantly violating guidelines. The new line will isolate tigers and wildlife, and man-animal conflict will flare up,” said Bor officials.
The Rs 1,200-crore (old cost) Katol-Wardha line project was announced in 200910 railway budget, and the survey was done in 2011. Since then the proposal had been pending. “The plan was discussed at length at a meeting in Mumbai on September 5 and approved by general manager DK Sharma. The revised Rs 1,428-crore plan will be submitted to the railway board for inclusion in the next budget,” senior railway officials told TOI.
As the plan has been prepared by the headquarters, there is no information whether wildlife mitigation measures have been included in the project. Nagpur DRM Somesh Kumar was not available for comments. Chief public relations officer Sunil Udasi could not come up with an immediate response on the issue.
The new line will be part of the Golden Quadrilateral Freight Corridor (GQFC), which has six dedicated ➶ There is already a row over a 39km line passing through Melghat Tiger Reserve