Modi comes down heavily on Cong manifesto

The Congress manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls may or may not attract the fancy of voters,but it has definitely attracted the attention of Chief Minister Narendra Modi,who has come down heavily on it.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:March 26, 2009 12:22 am

The Congress manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls may or may not attract the fancy of voters,but it has definitely attracted the attention of Chief Minister Narendra Modi,who has come down heavily on it.

Modi is particularly upset at the neglect of the country’s security concerns in the manifesto,especially those of the Western coast in general and of Gujarat in particular.

According to him,the Congress has maintained “criminal silence” over the security of the nation,which sends dangerous signals. Modi said that while terror is spreading in the country with Naxalism and Maoism,growing power of Taliban in Pakistan and Bangladesh are serious challenges to India.

Clearly,Modi said,the Congress has preferred vote bank politics over national security interest,confusing the common man. He said the voters were going to settle the matter with the Congress in the coming elections,as terror has destroyed the dreams of an entire generation.

Meanwhile,Gujarat BJP president Purushottam Rupala launched the BJP election campaign,Kamal Vijay Yatra,at Chaudhary Jan School in the pilgrim town of Ambaji.

He told the audience that people were flocking to the party because they realised that the BJP government was development oriented. He said that the government under the leadership of Narendra Modi had made overall development possible in interiors of the state.

A BJP press release about the campaign claimed that a large number of local Congress leaders in Sabarkantha district joined the saffron party on Wednesday.

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