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Modi blasts Prime Minister for using poetry as attack

PTI  Dhoraji (Gujarat), March 08, 2013
First Published: 18:55 IST(8/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:11 IST(8/3/2013)

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Friday fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying his speech in Lok Sabha reminded him of proverb 'empty vessels make the most noise' and his poetry was an attempt to hide Centre's failures.


"I listened to the speech of Prime Minister yesterday (Thursday) and I remembered the saying 'empty vessels make the most noise'," Modi said addressing a function, where Congress leader Vitthal Radadia and his son joined the BJP.

Radadia had hit the headlines last year after he was caught on camera brandishing a gun at a toll-booth and was then condemned by the BJP.

While praising Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj for her reply, Modi said that the Prime Minister's sppech had no road map for development and his reply in Rajya Sabha on Friday showed that "his attacking posture has died within just twenty-four hours".

"People would have expected that Prime Minister will speak about how he wants to take this country forward, what is the roadmap, what are the programmes, but nothing of this sort was there in the speech," Modi said.

"Instead he recited 'sher-o-shayri', to cover up failures. He felt he is under attack and if he did not speak up, media attention will not be gained. That is the reason he attacked through poetry," Modi said, adding that now the entire media had started speaking the poetical language.

"But he was not aware that BJP leader Sushma Swaraj will give such a beautiful reply to him by using the language of poetry," Modi said.

"The PM spoke in the Rajya Sabha today. His attacking posture had changed and no poetry was recited, knowing that he would get a befitting reply. His attacking posture has died within just twenty-four hours," Modi said.

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