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Modi alleges misappropriation of Rs 50,000 cr by UPA govt

Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that a CAG report has found a huge sum of Rs 50,000 crore unaccounted for and “missing” from the ‘Central government coffers’.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that a CAG report has found a huge sum of Rs 50,000 crore unaccounted for and “missing” from the ‘Central government coffers’.

“The country wants to know from Prime Minster Manmohan Singh about this money that has simply vanished,” said Modi,who launched the election campaign of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra from the city on Sunday.

Training guns on the Prime Minsiter,Modi said the country should know whether the huge sum of “missing” money purportedly mentioned in the CAG report was being used for “election purposes” by the ruling alliance or handed over to some “preferred NGOs”.

“Daal me kuch kala hai (There is something fishy about this),” he said.

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Targeting the Prime Minister,whom he described as a reputed economist,Modi alleged it was intriguing that the Harshad Mehta stock scam had happened when Singh was the Finance Minister in the Narsimha Rao government in 1992.

“Today,when he is the Prime Minister,the ‘Satyam’ fiasco has surfaced. Why such things are happening when he is at the helm? Is it the result of his economic policies or something else,” Modi asked the large gathering.

The BJP leader also accused Singh of backtracking on building the national road network infrastructure started by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during the NDA rule.

He said the Congress-led UPA government had failed to deliver on all fronts including “security an development”. By revoking POTA,it had also compromised on the fight against terrorism,he added.

“The revocation of POTA led to celebrations in Pakistan and agony in Hindustan,” said.

He said the Congress was practising votebank politics.

On the Mumbai terror attacks,Modi alleged that it was a pity that ministers were making trips to complain to the US about it and exhibiting dossier containing television clips and reports.

“Terrorism should be retaliated in the same manner. Instead of the US,India should have entered Pakistan to give a befitting reply,” he said.

Modi said the presence of the Taliban in Karachi posed a direct threat to Mumbai. He also blamed the Congress government for the Naxalite menace.

He said the failure of India’s foreign policy led to the rise of Maoists in Nepal.

He also charged that the UPA could not contain spiralling prices and unemployment and appealed to the people to vote the BJP to power to shape the country’s destiny under the leadership of L K Advani.

Modi,who is also the in charge of BJP affairs in Maharashtra,congratulated the Shiv Sena and BJP leaders for keeping the “yuti” (saffron alliance) intact to fight the elections unitedly. “I am happy that Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s health has stabilised and we have his blessings,” he added.

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BJP leaders Gopinath Munde and Nitin Gadkari also addressed the gathering.

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