Modi launches blistering attack on Congress

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Ahmedabad, Nov 27 (UNI) Giving a clarion call to people of Gujarat to vote for BJP in next month's assembly elections, Chief Minister Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack on the Congress and its president Sonia Gandhi, saying the party had done nothing for the state during its 45 years rule at the Centre.

Addressing a public rally in Botad constituency of Saurashtra in support of BJP nominee and State Minister Saurabh Patel, Mr Modi asked the Congress to submit the accounts of the developmental works it had undertaken in the state.

He charged that the Congress was responsible for destabilising the state during the last six years of BJP rule and said Gujarat has become one of India's most prosperous states today.

Mr Modi, in an attack to UPA government, said the Central government recently released a coin of two rupees whereon India's map was replaced by a Christian cross and their demand for putting an 'Om', a Hindu symbol, on the coin was rejected.

He said the agricultural production has reached a peak of 34,000 crore from 9,000 crore and listed the benefits of the huge production reaching the state farmers.

He said under the BJP rule, all villages are getting uninterrupted power supply and the waters of Narmada river have been flowing to drought-prone Saurashtra and Kutch regions of the state, boosting the state's development.

The Chief Minister said though the state had faced serious disasters during the past one decade, including the devastating earthquake of 2000, with proper planning, the BJP government had succeeded in achieving the economic progress, even in the worst-affected Kutch region.

Mr Modi also addressed election campaign meetings at Rapar in Kutch and Valsad in South Gujarat this afternoon.


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