In an extensive interview to Time magazine, the prime minister said his and the BJP’s philosophy was “Sabka saath, sabka vikas – Together with all, progress for all.
“Wherever a (negative) view might have been expressed (about) a minority religion, we have immediately negated that,” he said in the two-hour interview.
“So far as the government is concerned, there is only one holy book, which is the constitution of India. The unity and the integrity of the country are the topmost priorities.
“All religions and all communities have the same rights, and it is my responsibility to ensure their complete and total protection,” the prime minister said.
“My government will not tolerate or accept any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion.”