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Bihar deputy CM equates Jogi with Lalu, alleges corruption

Bihar deputy CM and senior BJP leader Sushil Modi equated former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi with Lalu Prasad Yadav, saying both the leaders are 'two faces of the same coin.'

india Updated: Nov 06, 2008 15:24 IST

Bihar deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Modi equated former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi with Lalu Prasad Yadav, saying both the leaders are 'two faces of the same coin.'

Modi, in a press conference on Thursday said, "what Lalu did during RJD's 15 years rule in Bihar, Jogi did the same thing in Chhattisgarh during his three years rule in the state. Both created a sense of terror in the minds of people and were neck deep in corruption," adding "rather I would say Jogi is a step ahead of Lalu Prasad Yadav as far as terror and corruption are concerned."

Taking this in view, Modi said people of the state will now have to decide whether they want to bring the 'terror raj' of Jogi again in the state. He even demanded the Congress party to clarify whether it has declared Jogi as their Chief Ministerial candidate for Chhattisgarh or not.

Urging people to compare the development during 50 years of Congress rule vis-a-vis five years of BJP rule, Modi said, the state has grown much faster than what it had achieved during more than 50 years of Congress rule.

Alleging UPA government of meting out step motherly treatment towards BJP ruled states, he said, "Chhattisgarh would have developed much faster had there been NDA government at the centre."

The Bihar deputy Chief Minister promised that, "Chhattisgarh would become a developed state if BJP is given a second chance."