War of words: Modi slams Nilekani, claims credit of IT development
Just one day day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi claimed credit for Congress for developing Bangalore into an information technology hub, Modi sought credit for the NDA regime under Atal Bihari Vajpayee for bringing a comprehensive IT law.
"Congress finds itself in such a bad shape today that it has fielded a man worth thousands of crores of wealth, but with no aadhaar (credentials) whatsoever for himself," the Gujarat chief minister said at a BJP rally near Electronic City in the Bangalore South constituency.
Nilekani is pitted against BJP's MP since five terms - Ananth Kumar in Bangalore South. Modi said, "The Congress's position is so bad that it has fielded a crorepati, who has no identity at all, as its candidate in Bangalore South. He claims Aadhaar is his achievement, but the Supreme Court has rapped the project."
Modi said he had posed some questions on security issues to a team involved with Aadhaar, but they had no answer. "I asked them what precautions had been taken by the Centre to implement the project in border and coastal areas of this country, but the central team had no specific answer to my queries," he said.
"I raised the same apprehension during the National Security Council meet at Delhi. Even the prime minister did not bother to address my concerns. Before ascertaining the pros and cons about the project, the UPA has spent a huge amount on this project. It is nothing but looting public money," added Modi.