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My Gifting the Gita Will Irk the 'Secular', says PM Narendra Modi in Japan

My Gifting the Gita Will Irk the 'Secular', says PM Narendra Modi in Japan

PM Modi meets the Indian community in Tokyo

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a big swipe at "my secular friends" predicting television debates back home on why he had carried the Bhagvad Gita with him on his five-day tour of Japan. (Watch: "Did This Tea-Seller's Tea Sell or Not?" PM's Jibe at Congress)

"I came bearing the Bhagvad Gita as a gift...I always present the Gita to eminent people I meet all over the world. When I met the (Japanese) Emperor I gave him the Gita because I have nothing more valuable to give and the world has nothing more valuable to get," the Prime Minister said, addressing the Indian community in one of his last engagements in Tokyo.
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Story first published: Sep 02, 2014 16:38 IST