Modi bubble will burst before elections feels Kapil Sibal

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 15:40 hrs

Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal on Tuesday cited the laws of nature and said that he believed the Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi bubble would burst prior the 2014 General Elections, and added that it was worrisome that a candidate like the Gujarat Chief Minister is aspiring to occupy the top office of the country.

""Normally, the law of nature is that he who rises, falls and the quicker he rises, the quicker he falls. So, I don't know how the laws of nature are going to work, as far as, Narendra Modi is concerned," he said in an exclusive interview with Asian News International.

"I do believe that a lot of this is hype and its based on a private army being employed by Narendra Modi to disturb the cyberspace in his favour and we will see if he moves forward at all, or not. As you know all bubbles burst, that's again the law of nature, this bubble too will burst," he added.

Continuing his onslaught on Modi, Sibal said that as a citizen of the country he was concerned about the prospect of the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate aspirations of becoming the Prime Minister of India, as he believed that the Gujarat Chief Minister tweaked the system in his state to suit his own fancies.

""I think that the system has been manipulated in Gujarat by the Chief Minister and the fact the he has not allowed a Lokayukta to be appointed for 11 years, or maybe not 11 and a little less, is indicative of the mindset of the person who has aspirations to be something in India. And that worries me, that worries me not as a minister, not as government, but it worries me as a citizen of this country," he said.

Narendra Modi has adopted the 'good governance' slogan for his large-scale 2014 General Election campaign, and has constantly criticised the policies adopted by the ruling UPA-led Central Government.

On Monday, Modi addressed the Global Emerging Markets Forum in the United States, via videoconference, and elaborated on his strategy for 'good governance' in the lead-up to the 2014 general elections.

"Good governance starts from good intentions, survives on lasting institutions and reaches across countries and beyond. ... Lack of good governance is like diabetes, which affects each and every part of the body," Modi said at his address.

"Good governance is always easy and effective governance. We should have no doubts about democracy - it has a strong foundation and flexible structure - let us design useful practices and processes in this framework. ... Governance must be system based and policy driven. It reduces subjectivity and corruption," Modi added.

The country will go into Lok Sabha elections in May 2014. (ANI)

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