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BJP Distances Itself from Book Comparing Modi with Shivaji, Author Says Willing to Revise It

BJP media co-incharge Sanjay Mayukh told reporters that the book's author Jay Bhagwan Goyal, who is a saffron party member, has also expressed his willingness to withdraw those parts of the book which a section of society has found objectionable.

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Updated:January 13, 2020, 3:32 PM IST
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BJP Distances Itself from Book Comparing Modi with Shivaji, Author Says Willing to Revise It
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji. (image: Reuters)

New Delhi: The BJP on Monday distanced itself from a book, which has drawn flak from the opposition for comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji, saying the party has nothing do with its publication and it represents the author's personal opinion.

BJP media co-incharge Sanjay Mayukh told reporters that the book's author Jay Bhagwan Goyal, who is a saffron party member, has also expressed his willingness to withdraw those parts of the book which a section of society has found objectionable.

Goyal told PTI that he was willing to revise those parts of the book to which opposition leaders have objected.

"I only wanted to tell readers as to how Modi like Shivaji has worked to take everyone along and also been successful in doing what many considered impossible. If it has hurt sentiments of some people, I am willing to revise those parts of the book," he said.

The book, titled 'Aaj ke Shivaji: Narendra Modi', has drawn fire from opposition parties in Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut demanded that it be banned and asked the warrior king's descendants to clarify their stand over the issue.

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