Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rightly said, Mr Modi!

Dear Mr Modi,

I never thought that your memory is too short.

In addition to the Oscars for Slumdog and the begging calls at Pakisthan as the ‘action-plan’ for Mumbai Terror, have you forgotten the other successes for which Congress deserves to be applauded?

Just turn south and north to see the wonder-works of the Congress party

-for making Tamilnadu a fiefdom for Karunanidhi & Family

-for allowing the outsourcing of LTTE terror propaganda into Tamilnadu

-and for planting two successful “yes-Madam”

at the Rashtrapathy Bhavan and Nirvachan Sadan!



Oscar credit for 'Slumdog' should go to Congress: Modi

Tue, Mar 3 03:49 AM

At his maiden public rally in Thane on Monday, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress had a big role to play in Slumdog Millionaire sweeping the Oscars.

Modi, who is also the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Maharashtra election in-charge said that the 60 years of Congress reign in the country had given rise to slums. "Without Congress there would not be slums and without slums there would not be any Slumdog Millionaire and no Oscars," he said at his public rally at the Thane's Central Ground.

He said the only way Maharashtra can save itself from the clutches of terrorism, poverty, unemployment, load shedding and farmer suicides is to follow in the steps of Gujarat.

"Gujarat has become a benchmark for development in the country. Gujarat and Maharashtra were one state till 1960; if Gujarat can achieve then so can Maharashtra," said Modi.

Wearing his trademark half-sleeve khadi Kurta, Modi's speech was in essential a battle cry to vanquish the Congress rule at the Centre, however his target of ridicule was not Sonia Gandhi but Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar. Referring to the remarks made by Pawar during a public meeting at Nashik the day before, Modi said : "Leaders like Pawar and others from the Congress know that to win the election they have to mention my name. Pawar says that the path followed by Gujarat is not needed in Maharashtra. Pawar fears Gujarat's progress and the fact that Gujarat has 24 hour power even in the villages."

Replying to the Pawar's remark at Nashik that people of Gujarat want Gandhiji's and and not Modi's Gujarat, Modi said: "Pawar has insulted Gandhi, one of greatest leaders, by comparing him with a small person like me."

He added that Gujarat was fulfilling Gandhiji's dream of Ram Rajya by empowering the villages. "For Pawar, Gandhiji is only a medium of attaining power," he quipped.

Speaking about on the Mumbai terrorist attacks, he said, India's answer to Pakistan was to collect video footage, news clippings and statements and hand it over to US and beg for justice.

"When Delhi was burning with bomb explosion Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil was busy changing his dress and playing with his grandchild as per his own admission," Modi said.

Harping on the success of his Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2009, Modi said that investment agreements worth 12 lakh crore were inked. "Even if they (Pawar and the Congress) burn their night oil they will not learn to count how many digits are there in 12 lakh crore," he retorted.

N Ganesh



Adding a twist to the war of words between Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar and Narendra Modi, the Gujarat Chief Minister today said the former had insulted Mahatma Gandhi by equating him (Modi) with the Father of the Nation.

“Modi is a ‘bachcha’ (boy). Pawar has insulted Gandhiji by comparing me with him,” the chief minister said at a public rally here tonight.

Pawar had yesterday lambasted Modi saying “people of Maharashtra want Gandhiji’s and not Modi’s Gujarat.” “Gujarat is Maharashtra’s small brother. We changed everything and put our state on path of progress. Why couldn’t you in Maharashtra do it,” Modi said.

Stating that the agricultural growth rate of Gujarat in the last five years has been 14 per cent, he said the country’s farm sector, during Pawar’s tenure as agriculture minister had gone downhill.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today launched BJP’s campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, asking voters to enthrone senior party leader L K Advani as India’s next Prime Minister.

“From this land that gave the country leaders like Lokmanya Tilak, let us pledge to make Advani as Prime Minister,” Modi said.

Lambasting Congress over its “lack of a credible leader for the top job in the country”, Modi said “Congress doesn’t have even a single leader who is ready to accept the current Prime Minister as leader of the country. How will this country run”.

“Congress is one party which has neither a leader nor a policy,” Modi said.

Modi also ridiculed NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s prime ministerial ‘ambitions’, saying “Pawar has been standing on the pitch for the last 15 years, wanting to become PM. Sometimes he gets out lbw (leg before wicket) and sometimes he gets himself self-out.” “No leader of UPA can aspire to win election without invoking my name at least once a day,” he said, referring to his criticism by Congress leaders.

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