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Salman Khan's father Salim launches Narendra Modi's Urdu website
Thursday April 17, 2014 1:36 AM, Agencies

Filmstar Salman Khan's father, Salim, a noted script-writer, Wednesday launched the Urdu version of the official website of Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.

Modi's Urdu website

Salim Khan, who has scripted Bollywood blockbusters like Sholay and Deewar, launched the website from his residence in Mumbai.

Salim Khan was accompanied by BJP leader Shaina NC and businessman Sareshwala accompanied at the time of the website's launch.

"I share a personal relation with Narendra Modiji, so we launched the website at my place. I like Urdu language. I had given the suggestion of this website to Narendra Modiji," Khan said.

When asked if the website in Urdu amidst Lok Sabha poll was part of Modi's attempt to woo Muslims, Khan clarified: "Urdu is not the language of Muslims alone. Even today many non-Muslims in Punjab use this beautiful language."

The BJP is accused by critics of indulging in divisive politics and fuelling communalism.

Modi himself has been targeted by the Congress in this election over the 2002 riots in Gujarat in which more than a thousand people were killed, most of them Muslims, during his first/second term as chief minister of the state.

A Supreme Court inquiry has said there is no evidence that he did not do enough to stop the violence. A local Gujarat court upheld that finding.

Ahead of his recent film's release In January, Salman Khan, spent the afternoon with Modi in Ahmedabad on an important Gujarati festival.

The actor did not directly endorse Modi for prime minister, stating, "God will decide who is the best man for the country. May the best man win."

His comments hit headlines but Salman's film was a big flop.

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