Not minorities, Church apprehensive of Modi: Francis

PTI, PANAJI | 04 April 2014 22:24 IST

After stating here on Friday that minorities had apprehensions about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader and Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza changed his statement to claim that "there are no apprehensions".

"When I said minorities had apprehension, I was referring to the statement by the Church. I don't think overall there is any apprehension about Modi among minorities," D'Souza said at a press conference. 

The deputy chief minister had stirred a hornet's nest after claiming that minorities had apprehensions about Modi, though Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had said that there were no apprehensions at all about the Gujarat chief minister.

In its pre-poll statement, Goa's Catholic church had asked the people to vote for "secular" parties and questioned why the entire election revolved around one person as if it is a presidential election.

 

D'Souza said that the church had raised apprehensions about Modi and his statement that time was based on the "same apprehensions".

"When pointed out that Parrikar had countered his statement, D'Souza said that he believed the chief minister. I believe the chief minister. He made the statement as he went to extreme South Goa to understand the political trend. I did not go," he said. 

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People of Goa must think before they cast their votes.

Defeat all those who cover their face and shot the base.

Congress leaders are worst corrupt party. Because Mr.

Reginald Lourence South Candidate may win south seat for congress. How come Churchill and Sardinha claim about

Mopa airport. These two guys are main pillar to bring Mopa and Konkan Railway earing huge money for tenders. People of Goa must ignored them from politics. What the congress done Goa and India only gossip and story telling. BJP also

made a big mistake last election promises are not fulfilled

and still outstanding such as House Tax waived. Mopa airport episode BJP support so that the reason may BJP will

loose Goa seats. Overall South Goa Candidate (BJP) are not so shine in south any better done to the public check the

record of Adv.

- Sanjay Kumar, Goa | 07 th April 2014 18:26

 

The only people who may not have any apprehension are the chums & cronies of Deputy Minster Francis D'Souza.

He surely cannot be talking about the apprehensions of each and everyone Goan belonging to the so called "minorities". He has no right to do so anyway.

He surely is n expert in the minorities and for sure has not consulted everyone from minorities to evaluate their apprehension's.

- N.Fernandes, London | 05 th April 2014 22:46

 

Secularism Means: Who Do Not Bring Anti-Conversion Law. Who Don’t Demolish Mandirs, Churches, Masjids And Other Religious Structures. Who Do Not Hate Another Religion People. Who Do Not Use Bad Words For Another Religion. Who Do Not Do Corruptions. At Present We Can See Only AAP, Who Do Not Indulge In Communal & Corrupt Politics.

- Jose Rod, Goa | 05 th April 2014 19:44

 

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