Remark by Modi’s brother angers Surat’s Buddhists

SURAT (TIP): Buddhist Society of India’s Surat chapter on April 25 held a dharna to demand legal action against chief minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother Prahlad Modi for comparing him with Gautam Buddha.

Prahlad Modi, had on Monday last, in an interview with media had rejected the allegations that Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has become bigger than the party by giving the example of Buddha, who had left his wife and children for the sake of his subjects.

Members of BSI’s Surat chapter demanded stringent action against Prahlad Modi for hurting the religious sentiments of the Buddhist community across the world. A leader of Buddist community in the city Suresh Sonawane said, “It is ridiculous to compare chief minister Narendra Modi with Buddha. Modi’s younger brother has hurt the religious feelings of thousands of Buddhists in India and across the world. We demand strict legal action against him.”

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