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'Laden, Saddam had also featured in Time magazine'

india Updated: Mar 19, 2012 19:30 IST

Commenting on the recent article on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in the 'Time' magazine, the state Congress on Monday said, not only Modi, but Osama Bin Laden and former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain had also featured in the magazine earlier.

GPCC president Arjun Modhvadia said this during the state assembly on Monday.

The issue of Modi being featured in the 'Time' magazine was raised by the Water Resources minister Nitin Patel in the House during the question-answer hour.

While answering a question on the population covered under the Narmada drinking water scheme, Patel said, "Because of the incredible work done by Modi, the 'Time' magazine has featured him in its latest issue."

Modi has been applauded for his effective administration, which is also an appreciation of the state of Gujarat, Patel said.

Responding to this, GPCC chief and Congress MLA Modhvadia said, "Not only have the world-famous people been featured in the 'Time' magazine, but Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussain, had also been featured in the same magazine."

Following this, the House witnessed an uproar by BJP MLAs, which led to disruption of the session for a few minutes, with members of both the parties shouting at each other. The matter was put to an end after the Speaker intervened.

'Time' magazine, in its recent issue, had published an article on Modi, with the heading: "Modi means business", along with a strap: "But can he lead India?".