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'Gujarat outcome shows Sonia, Manmohan not acceptable'

india Updated: Dec 23, 2007 22:48 IST

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Describing the BJP's electoral victory as "very satisfactory", Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the poll outcome had shown Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were "not accepted" by the people of the state.

He said that he would continue to pursue the agenda of development with an eye on 2010, when the state will celebrate its golden jubilee.

"The BJP fought the elections only on the development plank and had only explained the party's position when faced with attacks from the opposition," he told a news channel.

"Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh had campaigned for her party and tried to win, but they could not manage as the people of Gujarat did not accept them," he said.

"It is a very satisfactory result. After 17 years of anti-incumbency if a party gets back to power then it is very good," he said.

Asked about his views on the future of the Indo-US nuclear deal, Modi said he was only concerned with the future of the state.

The chief minister said that the people of Gujarat had made up their minds to vote for the BJP from a very early date.