"Ahead of United States envoy Nancy Powell's meeting with Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday hoped America will apply with regard to the Gujarat chief minister the standards consistent with its policies in dealing with issues like human rights.
Holding that the US was free to interact with Modi, Khurshid, however, said, "There are a lot of things that they will not and we should not put behind."
"He is not the example that should be seen as an Indian. We are a country that believes in Gandhian way of life, compassion, service without recognition and none of these terms applies to Modi," he said.
“There are a lot of things that they will not and we should not put behind. The holocaust is not put behind and if the holocaust is not put behind who are we to lecture them to say you put the holocaust behind?”