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BJP’s declaration of PM nominee sign of impatience: Sharad Pawar

Launching a scathing attack on Modi, the NCP chief said most of the communal riots (in the country) took place in Gujarat.

By: Press Trust of India | Nasik | Updated: April 18, 2014 4:34 pm

Terming the BJP’s announcement of Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi as a “sign of impatience”, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said they are not fighting the elections on issues, but only to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister.

“Any political party contests a certain election on specific issues or the development issue, but, the BJP is contesting the general elections only to make Narendra Modi the prime minister and this is sign of impatience,” Pawar said addressing a public meeting last evening at Ghoti near here.

Launching a scathing attack on Modi, the NCP chief said most of the communal riots (in the country) took place in Gujarat.

“When a people’s representative was set on fire at a short distance, Modi did not show the courtesy to meet his family members to offer them condolences,” he said in an apparent reference to 2002 post-Godhra riots victim and former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri.

These elections are important for the nation, he said, adding that that in the last 10 years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh enhanced the level of development of the country.

“…in my tenure as agriculture minister, we reached to the root of the cause to prevent farmers’ suicides in Maharashtra and we have waived loans of the farmers,” the Union minister said.

“Our paddy and cotton have reached international market. Our UPA government has introduced the Food Security Bill so that no one would starve,” he said while describing the achievements of the central government.

He said that during the earlier Congress rule in Gujarat, the GDP of that state was 17 per cent but now during Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s rule, the GDP has come down to 8 per cent.

NCP sitting MP from Nashik, Sameer Bhujbal and senior Congress leader Vinayakdada Patil were present on the occasion.

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  1. A
    Apr 18, 2014 at 10:14 am
    OR Sign of Confidence?
    1. D
      Apr 20, 2014 at 2:00 am
      The old man Pawar is one of the most corrupt men of India. This low level cunning fox must disappear from Indian politics.
      1. M
        Apr 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
        Every one looks at this election in its own way. NM is openly and officially nominated leader for PM if NDA gets majority. Why other leaders are so worried of him. He may or may not be PM based on no of seats. NM is not playing the hidden games of becoming PM the way people saw failed attempt in 1991. Matured leaders should concentrate what they have provided to the people in last 10 years rather than blaming others. This will help to win the public opinion though same may not be in favour at present.
        1. S
          Apr 18, 2014 at 11:55 am
          You have deprived billions of reasonably priced food you old corrupt man.......Get away now ............
          1. Sneha Sheela
            Apr 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm
            In Democracy, It's good if a Candidate says, Give me the Top Post based on my abilities, I serve you in a specific way...end of the day, that what we want, Commit, Get Elected, Prove, and be a people's man
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