UPA damaging India's federal structure: Modi

Narendra Modi
Mumbai, May 26: Mounting a sharp attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi yesterday accused the Centre of inflicting "maximum damage" on the country's federal structure and said UPA government should not last "even a moment longer".

"There is no scope for any of our dreams getting fulfilled when such a government is in power at the Centre," Modi told a public rally organised by BJP at Parel here on the conclusion of its national executive meeting.

"The government in Delhi has nothing to do with the sentiments of the common man. This government should not last a moment longer. The longer it remains in power, the more it will endanger the country," Modi charged.

Expressing concern over the rapid devaluation of the rupee, Modi said, "this (devaluation) looks like a conspiracy. I run a government. I know that the rupee doesn't get devalued like this."

"Why doesn't the currency of neighbouring countries fall so rapidly," he asked. The UPA government, Modi alleged, has caused "maximum damage" to India's federal structure. The government is snatching power from the states and strengthening the Centre".

"The Prime Minister says we will have to improve ties with the states. This means that their ties with states were never good," he said.

Opposing National Counter Terrorism Centre, Modi said, "why cannot the Prime Minister monitor the funding terrorists get from abroad as the Centre controls the borders and communication".


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