Modi attacks UPA, says it is at a standstill

The Gujarat Chief Minister said the Union government was discriminating against non-Congress ruled states and he saw this happening with West Bengal too.

Published: 09th April 2013 11:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2013 12:17 PM   |  A+A-


Attacking the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday it was at a standstill and no development work was taking place in the country.

Addressing the business community from Bengal here, Modi said the central government is discriminating between UPA and non-UPA ruled states.

"The UPA government in Delhi has been sitting on all development projects and no development work is on for the last two years. The central machinery is at a standstill," said Modi.

Emphasising that West Bengal is also being discriminated against like Gujarat, Modi said: "The government is discriminating between UPA and non-UPA ruled states. It is time states raise their voice against discrimination by the central government.".

He said India's federal structure is being overlooked by the UPA.

"The UPA government doesn't even bother to open pending files and is not even worried about anything. UPA government is like an ailing man with an eye on the clock, not the calendar," he said.

"In Gujarat, I spent 10 years in filling potholes which the Congress created ... here, they (Left government) made potholes for 30 years but the present (Mamata Banerjee-led) government is going in right direction," he said.

Modi starts his Kolkata visit on holy note

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday started his day here by visiting Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Belur Math.

Modi, who will address around 800 representatives from the business community, has been invited by the MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Bharat Chamber of Commerce.

"Blessed with the darshan of Maa Kali at Dakhineshwar. I apologised to her for coming after a long time," he said on Twitter.

"Got the opportunity to visit Ganga Maa where Swami Vivekananda used to take bath. Experienced an inner joy being there," he said.

At Belur Math, headquarters Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Modi meditated for some time.

"On my request, the organisers let me spend some time alone in the room where Swami Vivekananda meditated. The experience was beyond words," he said.

"I am glad to have had these experiences in the 150th birth anniversary year of Swami Vivekananda. Memorable day," he added.

Modi addressed the annual general meeting of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on Monday in Delhi.


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