New Delhi: There is strong criticism coming in for Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. English weekly The Economist has refused to back Modi for the PM's post and called him a man associated with 'sectarian hatred'.
The weekly has accused Modi of giving anti-Muslim speeches early in his career and called him a man who has thrived on division. The paper also hit out at Modi for not apologising for the 2002 riots.
The article has even questioned the clean chit given to Modi by the Supreme Court saying that the reason as to why the inquiries were inconclusive was because a lot of the evidence was lost or willfully destroyed.
The article did praise Modi's economic track record in Gujarat and made a favourable comparison when it comes to corruption in the Congress coalition.
The article has been equally scathing about Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that while it does not find the prospect of a government led by Congress under Rahul an inspiring one, it still recommends it as the less disturbing option.
Read the full article in The Economist here