New Delhi, June 10: Congress-led UPA government faced the first challenge from the main opposition party -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of Lok Sabha elections. BJP began its journey promoting its rising star Narendra Modi.
Congress leaders have been trying to avoid questions regarding clash between Modi and its star Rahul Gandhi in the upcoming general elections. One Congress leader was quoted as saying, "Modi is arrogant. Many BJP leaders have first-hand experience of his changing moods. Rahul on the other hand is accommodative and listens to everybody to even a small worker in the party."
It seems that Congress party is not yet ready to accept the open challenge from BJP which elevated Modi as the chief of election committee for 2014 poll.
However, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla earlier on Sunday, June 9 was quoted as saying, "We are not afraid of anybody. We will be victorious in the 2014 elections."
After being named chairman of the BJP campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Gujaraj Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday vowed to work for a "Congress-free India".
"Senior leaders have reposed faith in me. We will leave no stone unturned for Congress Mukt Bharat Nirman (Congress-free national development). Thanks for support and blessings," tweeted the Gujarat Chief Minister.