BJP slams Chavan for not attending Modi functions

Congress and the BJP accused each other of undermining the democratic system.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 22, 2014 2:28 am
Chavan issued a statement Thursday morning expressing his inability to share the dais with Modi. Chavan issued a statement Thursday morning expressing his inability to share the dais with Modi.

With Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan choosing to skip Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s function in Nagpur Thursday, a war of words ensued between the Congress and the BJP as they accused each other of undermining the democratic system.

Chavan issued a statement Thursday morning expressing his inability to share the dais with Modi. However, he thanked the Centre for sanctioning the Nagpur Metro and viability funds for the project.

In a sharp retort, state BJP president Devendra Fadnavis said: “It is extremely unfortunate that the chief minister has decided not to attend the Prime Minister of the country who has arrived in the state to conduct the bhoomipujan of development projects.”

Referring to the hostile crowd at a function in Solapur where Chavan shared dais with Modi, he said the CM should “know the mood of the state”. “CM sir pls know d mood of d state. U choose not to attend Prog with @narendramodi ji, now ppl will elect a CM who works for his dream India,” Fadnavis tweeted.

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  1. I
    Indian
    Aug 22, 2014 at 1:54 am
    PM has more responsibilty than a PM. He is still in election mode and forgot that he is the PM of entire nation and not BJP alone !!!!
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    1. c
      care-less
      Aug 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm
      so he will put his pride before state's and nation's interest ? It is his duty to work with the PM of the nation.
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      1. P
        Proton
        Aug 22, 2014 at 2:21 am
        This is shameful and unconsutional decision. I know that CM is wise enough not to concur with the ¨order¨ of his high-command. It is the captain of the boat who wants to sink the boat for no capabilities to read the climate ahead and sauard the ship. Now see that BJP cadres will shout slogans during campaigning that Congress does not want Vidarbh to have Metro or Hydel Project at Mauda and so on - and they will reap the benefits.
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          Niladrinath Mohanty
          Aug 22, 2014 at 2:11 am
          It is said father's sin revisits the son. Also as you sow so you reap. This has happened in the matter the Leader of Opposition. My guess is Hooda or Chavan's actions are sequel to the LOp. Now they are sowing the seed for the future. Narendra Modi will not be PM for ever. There is no gaurantee that BJP will remain in power for ever. Therefore to show disrespect to the insution of PM based on party political consideration is to be condemned
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