BJP allies find Modi’s campaigning a burden: Congress

April 9th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Ahmedabad, April 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) allies find Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s campaigning in their states a burden, Gujarat Congress president Siddharth Patel said Thursday.
“Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has openly said he is not interested in inviting Modi for poll campaigning in his state. There are other NDA (National Democratic Alliance) partners now who are finding Modi to be a burden after inviting him for poll campaign in their states,” he said in a statement.

Patel said Modi’s presence in various states would in be counter-productive for the BJP allies as he was indulging only in self-praise.

Commenting on BJP senior leader L.K. Advani who filed his nomination Wednesday for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, patel said: “A leader who has never taken any interest in addressing problems of people in his constituency even after being elected so many times from the Gandhinagar seat, now has his voters saying that it is no use for Advani to contest again if he has no interest in solving problems of voters in his constituency.”

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