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Modi gets after Krishna

Stepping up his attack on his counterpart in Karnataka, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi charged his govt with failing to provide "good governance" and being "immersed" in corruption.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Udupi, Karnataka
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2004 09:12 PM IST

Stepping up his attack on his counterpart in Karnataka SM Krishna, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday charged his government with failing to provide "good governance" and being "immersed" in corruption.

Taking a dig at Krishna for declaring that he would not allow Karnataka to become another Gujarat, Modi alleged the state under the Congress rule had witnessed a downward trend in development.

The Krishna government also faced corruption charges, including the fake stamp paper scam and failed to tackle the drought effectively as also the burning problems like power and providing drinking water, he charged.

Modi said in its three-year rule in Gujarat, his government had built 54,000 check dams to facilitate irrigation.

Describing Congress as a "party with no vision, programme or able leadership", Modi said only the Vajpayee Government had ensured better future for younger generation.

Rubbing in the foreign origin issue of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Modi said "the country should not go to a foreigner. She can serve the country in any other capacity but not as Prime Minister".

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