Chidambaram blasts Modi for spreading communal agenda

December 14th, 2007 - 8:45 pm ICT by admin  

Ahmedabad, Dec 14 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said that the former was spreading a “divisive, sectarian, narrow, partisan and communal agenda” during his campaigning.

“Instead of uniting the people of Gujarat , Modi has pursued a divisive, sectarian, narrow, partisan and communal agenda,” Chidambaram told an election rally.

Elections must be fought on issues, policies, programmes and performance,” he added.

Questioning Modis claim of growth in the state, Chidambaram said, “What has happened in Gujarat is not inclusive growth”.

“The growth (in Gujarat ) has kept our large sections of people, alienated and instilled fear in them,” he pointed.

Appealing Gujarat electorate to vote for the Congress Party, Chidambaram said that a divided society is neither good for Gujarat nor for India . On this one ground this (Modi) government deserves to go and a new government needs to be elected in its place.

First phase of polling in 87 out of 182 Assembly Constituencies were held on Tuesday.

The BJP managed to win 127 seats, while the Congress party was able to win only 51 seats in the 2002 Gujarat Assembly polls. The Janata Dal (United) and independents won two seats each.

The second phase of polling for the remaining 95 seats will be held on December 16, while the counting for votes will take place on December 23. (ANI)

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