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'Modi supporters sadistic on social media'

Panaji

26-June-2014

Narendra Modi's supporters are deriving "sadistic pleasure" by attacking minorities on the social media and the prime minister should bring them to heel, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said Thursday.

Digvijaya Singh, who is party general secretary in charge of Goa, is in the state for two days to attend a series of meetings with local party leaders.

"I hope he (Modi) would control not only his party people, but also his supporters on the social media, who take sadistic pleasure in criticising Muslims, Christians... We would like the prime minister to work for all sections of society in multi-religious, multi-cultural country that is India, as he has assured us in both houses of parliament," he said.

Digvijaya Singh also said the BJP appeared to be whipping up the illegal migration issue along the Bangladesh border in order to split the country communally.

"There are both Hindus and Muslims who have migrated illegally from Bangladesh. They are raising this issue in order to split the country on the lines of religion," he said, commenting on the union government's rhetoric against illegal migration from Bangladesh. - IANS