Sibal challenges Modi; is he self-appointed PM candidate, asks BJP

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New Delhi, Nov 1: Union minister Kapil Sibal lashed out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday, asking how can one can create history when he himself doesn't know history. He said one person can never change the fate of the nation.

Sibal also said that he was ready to take on Modi over any debate at any time and any place.

"Compare what the Congress government had done with the NDA government in every aspect, social or economical. What the UPA government has done is mind-boggling," Sibal said.

The BJP mocked Sibal in reply, calling him a self-appointed prime ministerial candidate. Senior party leader Venkaiah Naidu backed Modi's recent claim that India's history would have been different had Sardar Patel become the first prime minister of India.

Meanwhile, a massive row broke out after Modi said that the UPA government never cared to project former leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and it was only after the Gujarat government decided to honour the late deputy prime minister of India that the Congress-led UPA decided to print advertisements on the occasion of the Sardar's birth anniversary on October 31. He called this the 'Gujarat Effect'.

The UPA hit back at Modi's claims, counter-alleging that the previous NDA government did not care much for Sardar Patel's honour. It also claimed to have spent Rs 8.50 crore for advertisements on Sardar Patel.

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