Sonia Gandhi "spreading lies" against Gujarat government: Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 08, 2012 05:45 hrs

Jamnagar/Ahmedabad: Countering Sonia Gandhi's charges that the ruling BJP's promises were "hollow and false", Chief Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the Congress president saying she was "spreading lies" against his government.

"It is shameful how Sonia Gandhi is spreading lies on issues about which Congress has lost right to speak," Mr Modi told a poll rally.

"Mrs Gandhi says Gujarat roads are bad. Is that believable? She says Gujarat farmers are ruined. Is that how Gujarat sees 11 per cent growth in agriculture?" Mr Modi said.

Earlier in the day, while addressing poll rallies in Mandvi in South Gujarat and Keshod in Saurashtra, the UPA chairperson had criticised the BJP's development claims in Gujarat terming them as "hollow and false".

Treading cautiously, Mrs Gandhi highlighted "failures" of the state on a range of fronts including law and order, welfare of farmers and tribals, amongst others, without naming the Gujarat Chief Minister.

"Women do not find it safe going outside after 6:30 PM in Delhi....But Madam Sonia ji says situation of law and order is not good in Gujarat...She has no right to speak on law and order," Mr Modi said reacting to Mrs Gandhi's comment.

The chief minister addressed public rallies in Falla, Jamnagar and Ahmedabad.

Giving an example of the girl, who had been arrested from Palghar in Maharashtra for her comments on Facebook about Bal Thackeray, Mr Modi said, "She prefers to stay in Gujarat over Maharashtra."

The girl and her family have shifted to Gujarat.

"Think seven times before spreading canards on Gujarat," Mr Modi said.

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