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Not hatred but love will make India a world leader, says Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, on Wednesday, accused the BJP and the RSS of spreading hatred among different religious communities

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Digvijaya Singh said the Congress party faced no danger in Madhya Pradesh. Photo: ANI
Digvijaya Singh. Photo: ANI

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior leader Digvijaya Singh, on Wednesday, accused the and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of spreading hatred among different religious communities. He said India can become a 'vishwa guru' (world leader) only with love and harmony and not hatred.

The senior leader in a series of tweets on Wednesday said, "Why is the and Sangh Parivar miffed with me because I follow true Sanatani Hindu traditions. Stop selling religion, stop spreading hatred through religion and creating discord among people of different religions. Stop asking for votes on the basis of religion. Spread unity instead of creating rift."

He also said that Sanatan Dharma is so inclusive that it considers the whole world as its family.

Referring to Mahatma Gandhi, the former MP Chief Minister said, "Why did Nathuram Godse shoot Gandhi? Because Gandhi was a true devout Hindu and respected all religions. Following the principles of truth, love, harmony and non-violence, he launched several satyagraha movements against hatred and violence. The last words he said after he was shot at were 'Hey Ram'.

"Gandhiji never held any meeting without a prayer. His chanting of Ram's name had elements of both God and Allah. The basic premise of Sanatan Dharma is 'Sarva Dharma Samabhava' which unites people instead of creating disharmony," said.

He also said: "Swami Vivekananda ji has spoken about the same thing. The paths religions follow may be different but all lead to the same destination, just like all the rivers originate from different places but eventually merge into the sea. This is the basic ethics of all religions. All religions teach us love, harmony, truth, non-violence and brotherhood. Humanity is the only religion. After doing any religious act in Hindu religion, we say 'Om Shanti'. No family, society and nation can progress without peace."

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 07 2021. 12:43 IST
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