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Gujarat will reply to Article 356 with more seats for BJP: Modi

Written by: Staff

Ahmedabad, Mar 4 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today dismissed demands for his resignation and said any move to impose Article 356 in the state, following the Bannerjee Commission's report on Godhra, would be vehemently ''opposed'' by the people.

Addressing BJP workers here in presence of party chief Rajnath Singh, Mr Modi said if Article 356 was imposed in Gujarat the people would vote in BJP legislators with vengeance and the number would go up to 156 seats as against the present 128 seats that the party has in the 182-seat Assembly.

He vowed to fight till the end for the victims of the ''carnage'' in which 59 kar sevaks were burnt alive in S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express.

he said by setting up the Bannerjee Commission, the Centre had tried to politicise the apex court judges.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh dwelt at length about how the Centre was making a mockery of Bharat Nirman and National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)by allocating very little from the budget for the schemes.

Mr Singh's two-day itinerary in Gujarat includes addressing a party workers' rally and meeting with BJP state unit office-bearers in Ahmedabad and attending a religious function at the famous Mauni Baba's ashram at Limkheda in Dahod district tomorrow.


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