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‘Facts about Gujarat model misleading’

HT Correspondent  Dehradun, April 01, 2014
First Published: 23:07 IST(1/4/2014) | Last Updated: 23:09 IST(1/4/2014)

Congress members should tell voters that facts publicised about the Gujarat development model were misleading. Congress national spokesperson Amee Yagnik gave this suggestion to party leaders and workers at a three-day meeting which began here on Tuesday.

Yagnik gave tips to the PCC spokesperson and party’s district unit heads on how to counter the Narendra Modi wave said to the sweeping the country. She presented facts in support of the argument that no section of society was happy under the BJP’s autocratic regime in Gujarat.

Yagnik asked Congress leaders to inform the people that the farming community in the state was in a sorry state. More than one lakh farmers were yet to get electricity connections in the state and cases were not registered against criminals enjoying political patronage, she said.

“Narendra Modi gives misleading facts in his speeches. He is not ready for a debate and makes statements without giving an opportunity to be questioned by anyone,” said Yagnik.

Others who spoke on the first day of the conclave included state finance minister Indira Hridayesh. She focused on public schemes started by the state government and how to ensure their implementation. Speaking at the meeting, former party legislator Quazi Nizamuddin deliberated on the welfare of minority communities. “Yagnik then informed party leaders how to prepare press releases mentioning the good work of the central and state governments,” said Shilpi Arora, PCC spokesperson.

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