"He (Modi) belongs to a party that sympathizes with only one community and is against other communities. It is also known that it is totally against one particular community," Hazare said. (Agencies)
"Modi represents what BJP stands for. From their statements, they appear to be communal. I don't want to talk about an individual person, because it is a matter of his political party. BJP has nominated Narendra Modi as chairman of its campaign committee," he said.
Hazare said that a non-communal person, who can provide better governance, should come to power after the elections. He also said that he was misquoted by a section of media which mentioned that he viewed Modi as not being communal.
"This is wrong. A few journalists asked me whether I consider Narendra Modi communal or not. I immediately said I don't have any proof against him, so I can't say anything on it. But some
newspaper wrote that Anna Hazare said that Modi is not communal... This does not mean that he is secular or non-secular."
He also said that as far as his statement was concerned, it should not be assumed that he had given a certificate that someone is not communal, and said, "I am no one to give such certificate."
Hazare, who observed an 11-day-long fast two years ago to press for Jan Lokpal Bill also said that the government has betrayed him on the matter and he was planning to renew his agitation in December.
"They have betrayed us in Joint Committee (formed for drafting of Janlokpal Bill), in Standing Committee and in Parliament. I feel there is a need to begin a strong movement. So, in December or January, I will again sit on fast at Ramlila ground and people will come out to support the cause," he said, adding his country wide tour would come to an end by then.
"He (Modi) belongs to a party that sympathizes with only one community and is against other communities. It is also known that it is totally against one particular community," Hazare said.