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Digvijaya slams Modi's 'toilet, temple' statement

PTI  Khargone, October 05, 2013
First Published: 01:13 IST(5/10/2013) | Last Updated: 01:23 IST(5/10/2013)

Slamming BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his "toilets first and temples later" remark, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said in Madhya Pradesh on Friday that this has exposed the difference in the BJP leader's words and deeds.

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Referring to Modi as "daadiwale baba" (bearded man) while addressing the Congress Satta Parivartan rally at Mandleshwar, the Congress General Secretary said, "Earlier he used to talk about constructing a temple, but now he is talking about making toilets. This has exposed the difference in the BJP leader's words and deeds".

Criticising Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for claiming that no development took place when he (Digvijaya) was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from 1993 to 2003, the Congress challenged him an open debate on the issue at any forum of his choice.

Singh also announced that if the Congress comes back to power after the November 25 Madhya Pradesh assembly election, it will waive off farmers' loans upto Rs. 51,000, provide free power connections to water pumps for agriculture and take back cases against farmers who were jailed after failing to pay electricity bills.

On the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Assembly Poll Campaign Committee Chairman and Union Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia urged youth to launch an independence struggle like agitation to throw the "corrupt" BJP government out of power in Madhya Pradesh.

He said that Congress leaders are united on the issue of overthrowing the BJP government and their only aim is to form a Congress government in Madhya Pradesh.

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath criticised Chouhan for making large number of announcements without caring to fulfil them and called his as "Ghoshnaveer" (one who makes lot of announcements).


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