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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, April 06, 2014
In a scathing attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday accused the Gujarat chief minister of being solely responsible for the 2002 communal riots.
 
Chidambaram asserted that senior BJP leader LK Advani was right in describing Modi as a successful "event manager" and added the saffron party had been taken over by a single individual for which it would have to pay a heavy price in the future.
 
Chidambaram warned that there would be serious consequences if Modi became the country's next prime minister. 
 
Attacking Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai, Chidambaram accused her party, the AIADMK, of being the B-team of BJP.
 
"Everybody knows about her close relation with Narendra Modi. Her views are right-wing views," he said.
 
On his son Karti Chidambaram's candidature from Sivaganga, he said, "I did not chose my son; the Congress party decided to induct new young candidates."