'BJP is nervous': Congress on Modi's dynasty remark
Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment that the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections is a fight between development and dynasty, the Congress on Monday said such remarks reflect that the "BJP leaders are nervous".
Congress leader Sachin Pilot told news agency ANI that Rahul Gandhi's Gujarat visit has left the BJP baffled.
"These statements are an outcome of the wave in Gujarat that has changed in favour of Congress. People of Gujarat would vote based on governance of the last five years...In spite of being in power since four years and the Prime Minister being from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it means the BJP leaders are nervous," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday challenged the Congress to fight the elections on the plank of development, instead of "trying to manipulate the people." Mounting a fierce attack on the Congress, PM Modi said, the Congress party has always had a negative approach towards development of Gujarat.
"Congress has never fought an election on development plank. They are scared a developed society won't vote for them. So, they mislead people, divide the society into communal and caste lines and get through the election," the prime minister said.
Development' will defeat 'dynastic politics', the PM also said.