Congress pulls up BJP for focusing on Modi

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2013 13:00 hrs

Congress Party on Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for unnecessarily highlighting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and sidelining the other leaders.

Congress spokesperson Sandeep Dikshit said the BJP has shunned other party leaders and is only concentrating on Modi.

"I do not know of a Modi model of politics. The Bharatiya Janata Party has coined this terminology and only its leaders know what it means. The BJP has shunned all of its other chief ministers and is focussing only on Modi. They consider all of their other chief ministers as Raman Singh and Shivraj Singh Chauhan as useless," he said.

Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav avoided commenting on Modi being touted as the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate.

"The question about Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate is not the right question to ask. Nothing is certain as of now and even the Bharatiya Janata Party says so," he said.

BJP President Rajnath Singh earlier in the day lauded Modi for achieving a third consecutive victory in his state and enabling the main opposition party to create a new record in the Indian democratic history.

"As far as I remember, the Bharatiya Janata Party has not registered a third consecutive victory in a state under one person's leadership in the Indian history till date. You all know that we achieved a third electoral victory in Gujarat under Narendra Bhai's leadership. He achieved a hat-trick and in true sense we all were very happy when the Gujarat results were out. We all were overjoyed for we had not seen the Bharatiya Janata Party achieve a third consecutive victory under one person's leadership," said Singh in his addressing at the BJP's National Council meeting here.

"His government has earned praise from the international world, be it America, considered to be the most developed nation, or the European countries, all have praised his development model and good governance," he added.

Singh also expressed his gratitude to all the BJP party workers in Gujarat and the people of the state for making Modi the chief minister for a third consecutive term.

The BJP President's remark came amid growing chorus within the main opposition outfit that Modi be given a larger in national politics and made the party's Prime Ministerial candidate in 2014. (ANI)

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