POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 15, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 16, 2014 01:00 IST

When the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi was specifically asked why he had not apologised for the  post-Godhra riots that occurred under his watch as the chief minister of Gujarat, he dodged the contentious question and instead asked the Congress party to account for its sins [in an apparent reference to 1984 anti-Silh riots] before seeking account from others.

TV 9: There have been a series of allegations against you because of Gujarat riots. You have expressed regret but haven't apologised. These people are asking for apology.

Modi: Who are these people? TV 9: Congress.

Modi: None from Congress have come to meet me. Nor they have even spoken about it(apology). Congress people should first account for their sins before seeking account from others.

The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate was also asked whether he agreed with the statements made by leaders like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram that he was a "danger" to the country.

TV 9: Are you a danger?

Modi: I have not heard Manmohan Singh speak like this during his ten-year tenure.

On specifically being asked whether his government, if elected, would take legal action against Robert Vadra on charges of land-grabbing in Haryana and Rajasthan, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate says his government would not be vindictive.

POSTED BY Buzz ON Apr 15, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 16, 2014 01:00 IST
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Apr 18, 2014
05:59 AM

 Well, under congress rule in Assam, muslims were butchered, tenements burnt and people driven away. All bigwigs were in ivory tower enjoying the scene of suffering of muslims in Kokrajaar. In muzzafarnagar, muslims faced threat and ran away right under the MUlayam government . PM and congress president wthdrew into their cocoon until the "coast was clear". What this TV station was doing about it?
 

adithyan
chennai, India
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Apr 16, 2014
11:24 PM

 Narendra Modi has become a nightmare for jihadis.

Pradip Singh
STAFFORD, United Kingdom
4/D-181
Apr 16, 2014
11:11 PM
Modi thinks he is too clever and can dodge issues. Such smarty-pants get their comeuppance sooner or later.
Anwaar
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Apr 16, 2014
06:09 PM

Expressing regret for violence against any perosn or persons or group or gropus is one thing, apologising is a very different thing. Apology would mean accepting the charges levelled by his detractors and he can not be expected to do that. Firstly because he has committed no crime perosnally. Secondly it would be like committing political suicide. And he is not stupid to fall in that trap.

His detractors are not going to 'forgive' him even if he were to transform into Buddha, Mahavir or Christ. Because his detractors suffer from visceral hatred for him. And there is no cure for visceral hatred.

Pradip Singh
STAFFORD, United Kingdom
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Apr 16, 2014
01:42 PM

 The interviewer is not really complaisant and he asked modi tough questions. I guess this one is one of the best Modi interviews in my view

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