Surat, Feb 22: Indirectly accusing Rahul Gandhi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said that Central government is attempting to scuttle the proposed Tata's Nano car project from the State.
"Government in Delhi finds it difficult to digest development in Gujarat. In particular, some people want to undo the Nano project in Gujarat. I want to tell them that even if the entire army from Delhi is deployed, it will not be able to scuttle the project," Modi said while addressing a public meeting on Saturday, Feb 21.
"The Delhi people have not been able to make out by now how Modi was able to convince Ratan Tata that he brought the entire project to Gujarat. This is the reason and the leaders who come to Gujarat to puncture the Nano project will not be able to do so," he added.
He also lashed out at the Central Government for the plight of diamond workers in Surat.
It may be recalled that Rahul Gandhi in the course of his recent visit to Surat had said that the Modi-led Government had doled out special favours to Tata Motors for shifting the small car project.
By citing Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of cottage industry, Rahul had also taunted Modi for being pro-capitalist and encouraging major corporate groups and industrialists but not the small scale sector.
Consequent to Rahul's visit, certain political analysts have opined that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat apprehends losing its traditional bastion to Congress Party in the state.