Modi spells the beginning of end for BJP: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday said the BJP’s “beginning of the end” had started with its PM candidate Narendra Modi’s “self-serving” image and said Modi had not offered even a “skeleton of an apology” over the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

“One dictator, autocrat, with a self-serving image (of the leader) has started the beginning of the end of BJP,” party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters, responding to a question.

Singhvi rejected the BJP’s charge that the government was not allowing Modi to address rallies, saying that it has given full freedom to everyone to go to every nook and corner and continue with “false propaganda”.

Talking about Gujarat riots he said, “Let him (Modi) make a statement reflecting even a skeleton of an apology, forget an apology.”

Using statistics from the UPA and NDA regime, Singhvi said, “Competition for good governance can be only between UPA-I and UPA-II and not between UPA and NDA. You cannot substitute facts by hurling abuses in rallies and making taunts”, he said, adding that while Congress has walked the talk, BJP is trying to fool the people with slogans. “Even the worst performance of the UPA is better than the best performance of the NDA,” he said.