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Narendra Modi attacks Congress

Narendra Modi attacks Congress saying the party instead of accepting the people's mandate has decided to carrying on a campaign against him.

india Updated: Dec 23, 2007 22:41 IST

Fresh from his impressive electoral victory, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Congress saying the party instead of accepting the people's mandate has decided to carrying on a campaign against him.

Addressing a public meeting in his Maninagar constituency here, he cautioned that "people who have not been able to digest BJP's victory" will try to create hurdles in the state's progress.

"Instead of accepting the people's mandate, the Congress has already declared that they will continue with their anti-Modi campaign," Modi said adding "I pray to God to give them strength".

"The people of Gujarat felt that the development work happening in the state should not be stopped. They felt that hurdles should not the created in the state's progress and so they voted for the BJP", he said.

Modi assured the people of Maninagar that once he assumes office for a new term he will not do any thing for which the people of the constituency will have to be ashamed of.

Terming the electoral victory "as a golden moment for the BJP", Modi said "apart from (Left ruled) West Bengal, no party has been able to continuously remain in power in any state for long".

"Since 1990, we (the BJP) have won five times in Gujarat," he said and thanked the people of Maninagar for electing him with a margin of over 86,000 votes.

"Though I campaigned for just 25 minutes in Maninagar, the people of Maninagar supported me and fought the elections on my behalf."