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CWG venues won't be ready even if PM mops floor: Modi

india Updated: Sep 01, 2010 12:54 IST

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Taking a dig at the Centre for tardy pace of construction of venues for Common Wealth Games (CWG), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said even if Prime Minister wipes the floor, venues would not be ready for the games.

"I don't know what is happening in the Commonwealth Games. Even if the PM (Manmohan Singh) starts wiping the floor, the venues won't be ready for the game," Modi said at a function here.

"CWG people had four years to get the venues ready, but they are still struggling. They should have given it to Ahmedabad (Municipal Corporation), which would have built those stadiums in time," Modi said.

Alleging misuse of CBI by Congress after arrest of his close aide Amit Shah in Soharabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, Modi said,"Delhi Sultanate thinks that CBI can save them every time. But even CBI cannot save them from CWG debacle," Modi also warned the union government to stop threatening Gujarat in the name of CBI.

Modi said development of Gujarat was like service to the nation for him. "I do not need to do something separately. To ensure that no person in Gujarat falls sick and to ensure that people of the state get proper employment is my way of service to the nation," the CM said.

Modi also challenged the Union government calling it as 'Delhi Sultanate' and asked it to compete on development front.

"Even development is hurting some people. I have challenged this Delhi Sultanate, come and let us compete on development front, but they are not ready," he said. "You (Union government) have the entire country and ours is a small state. It is my challenge that Gujarat would be ahead of the Delhi sultanate despite this," Modi said.