Appealing to voters to shun communal forces in Lok Sabha polls, film producer Mahesh Bhatt today said BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi should be defeated as he was a "communal" leader.
"My son had talked to Richard Headley accused in Mumbai blasts. Though he was not named by any agency, in Gujarat his film was not allowed to be screened. A person who had such type of thinking should not be allowed to win," Bhatt told reporters here in presence of Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi.
"Its our duty to defeat communal forces. Our country is secular and it our duty to maintain this character," he said, adding that Modi's Congress free India could not be accepted.