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Religious fanaticism threatens peace in our region: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday invoked the legacy of Swami Vivekananda while asking people to battle against religious fanaticism of all hues that threatens the region, in comments that could be seen
PTI January 12, 2014 23:37 IST
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New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday invoked the legacy of Swami Vivekananda while asking people to battle against religious fanaticism of all hues that threatens the region, in comments that could be seen as a veiled attack on BJP and Narendra Modi.

In her address at the commemoration function of 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda here, she hailed the relevance of his teachings especially for the youth, and said the nation should not fail them in fulfilling the aspirations of the young to be educated, governed and employed better.

"Swamiji's words are all the more weighty today as religious fanaticism of all hues threatens the peace of many nations and our region.

"His ideas must be taken into the hearts and minds of our new generation of young Indians who will and must battle against fanaticism," Gandhi said.

Her comments assume significance as she made a veiled reference to BJP whose politics Congress has denounced as "sectarian" and "communal".