Indian media: Modi fails to break 'hate speech' logjam

December 5, 2014 6:58 AM

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Indian media: Modi fails to break 'hate speech' logjam

The political controversy over a minister's perceived insult to non-Hindus shows little sign of dying down, Indian media say, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for forgiveness.

In his first public intervention on the issue, Mr Modi told MPs on Thursday that he disapproved of Niranjan Jyoti's comments that voters had to choose between "a government of followers of Rama and a government of bastards".

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