Cong not interested in development: Modi
Alleging that the Congress resorted to vote bank politics, BJP firebrand leader Narendra Modi on Monday said that it just wants to be in power and is not interested in development of the country.india Updated: Apr 20, 2009 18:58 IST
Alleging that the Congress resorted to vote bank politics, BJP firebrand leader Narendra Modi on Monday said that it just wants to be in power and is not interested in development of the country.
Addressing an election rally in Amirgadh of Danta taluka in Banaskantha, Modi said, "Congress says that minorities have the first right over the countries resources. But we (BJP) say that the first right is of the poor, irrespective of their caste and religion."
"Soniaji (Gandhi) is saying this to appease the minority community and obtain votes. This is Congress's vote bank politics. But we talk about poor from all sections of the society," he said.
"Congress is not interested in development issues they just want to remain in power for which they indulge in vote bank politics," Modi alleged.
He said that Congress has promised wheat to the poor at Rs 3 per kg if it comes to power. "But my government (in Gujarat) has been giving wheat at Rs 2 per kg for four years," the Gujarat Chief Minister said.
"Let me tell you what they (Congress) are going to do. They will buy wheat at Rs 2 per kg from us and sell it to you at Rs 3 per kg and make profit of one rupee in the process," Modi said.
First Published: Apr 20, 2009 18:54 IST