Narendra Modi continued to be slammed for his 'Hindu nationalist' and 'puppy' remarks, with several political parties, including Congress and JD(U), saying his comments are dangerous and that he was a "frustrated" person.
Interestingly, senior BSP leader and MP Vijay Bahadur Singh came out in support of the Gujarat Chief Minister, saying his 'puppy' remark showed he was a "sensitive" person and those attacking him were "anti-national".
Slamming Modi's remarks on Gujarat riots, senior Congress leader and Minority Affairs Minister Rahman Khan said in Bangalore, "He (Modi) is not a stable man. He doesn't know what he wants to convey to the people. Sometimes he is a Hindu nationalist and sometimes a nationalist."
Modi had stirred up a political storm by saying in an interview that he had done "absolutely the right thing" during the 2002 Gujarat riots and describing himself as a "Hindu nationalist".
He had also said that even if a "puppy comes under the wheel of a car, one feels sad", when asked whether he regretted the 2002 riots. The comment was seen as comparing Muslims with puppies.
"It reflects the person's thinking. It also shows he (Modi) is a frustrated person," Khan said.
Khan's party colleague Digvijaya Singh said Modi should not to 'divide the nation" on the basis of religion.
JD(U) leader Anwar Ali, while referring to Modi's comment about being 'Hindu nationalist', said his remarks were dangerous as Nathuram "Godse was also a Hindu nationalist and he killed Mahatma Gandhi."