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Modi accuses Cong of double standards

india Updated: Nov 23, 2008 00:32 IST
Salit Mekaad

Continuing his tirade against the central government for the second day in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of adopting double standards on tackling terrorism.

Addressing election rallies in the Malwa region, Modi alleged the Congress-led government was not allowing Gujarat and other BJP-ruled states to enforce stringent anti-terror laws, whereas Congress-ruled Maharashtra had the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) to deal with the problem.

Referring to the Malgaon blast case, Modi also accused the Congress of “tarnishing the image of the army for the sake of vote-bank”.

On Friday night too, at an election rally in Indore, the Chief Minister had remarked: “By branding our army personnel as terrorists, the government of India has done in 20 days what Pakistan had failed to do in past 20 years.”

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Modi said, “He seldom speaks and the only time he appeared on TV was to shed tears for the mother of a terrorist.” Modi also projected the BJP as the “party of the youth” and the only alternative to the “old Congress”.