Narendra Modi mocks UPA over poll,trashes Jawaharlal Nehru over Indian rupee

Narendra Modi tore into economic policies of Congress-led govt at Centre,PM.

Written by PTI | Ahmedabad | Published: July 24, 2013 10:26:33 pm

Mocking at the UPA government over speculation about early Lok Sabha elections,Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today wondered how it can decide it is “indecisive” on various fronts.

Modi also tore into former PM Jawaharlal Nehru,blaming him for starting the trend of the falling Indian rupee in his time.

The BJP stalwart also tore into the economic policies of the Congress-led government at the Centre and took digs at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

“There is a debate going on about early elections. Somebody asked me about it to which I said ‘how can this government,which has not taken any decision in the last nine years,will decide about early polls’,” Modi said,addressing a business award function here.

“Every nation sees good and bad times,we have our highs and lows but leadership of this country seems to have lost confidence (of people),” Modi said.

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister’s statement that money does not grow on trees,Modi said “we Gujarati believe that money grows in farm,in factories and by the sweat of a labourer. Farmers of the country grow money,labourers grow money in factories.”

Speaking about the falling rate of Indian currency,he said “Rupee is depreciating sharply…I wonder if there is a competition going on between the Delhi-based (UPA) government and the Rupee on who is losing esteem faster.”

“When the country gained independence one rupee was equal to a dollar,when Atalji’s government came to power rupee was at 42 when he left it was at 44 and during the regime of an economist-PM it has now reached 60,” the BJP’s campaign committee chief said.

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