Congress to establish real democracy in Gujarat: Sibal

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Vadodara, Oct 16 (UNI) Union Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal today asserted that the Congress would usher in ''democracy'' in Gujarat by bringing an end to Chief Minister Narendra Modi's ''one-man autocratic'' rule in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

''The Congress' aim will be to oust Modi from power by any means as the latter does not belive in democracy and considers himself above the people, his own party and the nation,'' Mr Sibal said and urged the ''anti-Modi forces to unite''.

Addressing a press conference here, the senior Congress leader said the people of Gujarat would never accept those in the BJP who consider the state as their personal property. ''This time the Congress is confident of throwing autocratic Modi out of power and establishing an ''Aam Admi Sarkar'' in Gujarat with the enlightened peoples' support,'' Mr Sibal said, adding that ''Once Modi os gone, the BJP will be finished in the state automatically.'' Asked about the Gujarat BJP dissidents ''hobnobbing'' with Congress leaders in Delhi, Mr Sibal said his party would soon decide on the question of their acceptance into the party. He attributed the differences in the rank and file of BJP state party to the Chief Minister's ''autocratic'' rule.

Replying to a question, the union minister said the Congress party expected the Election Commission to make sure that elections in Gujarat were held in a free and fair manner in the state. Congress workers would be very vigilant at booths to ensure that the voters were not influenced by the administration.


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