India's Modi seeks to draw line under row over minister's pro-Hindu comments

December 4, 2014 6:42 AM

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India's Modi seeks to draw line under row over minister's pro-Hindu comments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought on Thursday to draw a line under a row sparked by a ministerial colleague's derogatory comments about non-Hindus, urging angry parliament deputies to accept her apology and move on.

The opposition, led by the Congress, has demanded the dismissal of Niranjan Jyoti, the junior minister for food processing industries, for telling voters this week that they must "decide whether you want a government of those born of (Hindu god) Ram, or those born illegitimately".

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