Congress plans to corner Modi in Gujarat

June 12th, 2008 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, June 11 (IANS) Gujarat’s opposition Congress party Wednesday announced plans to launch an agitation against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The state government was following a deceptive policy of blaming and defaming the central government, Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki told mediapersons after a two-day ‘introspection camp’ at Dwarka June 7-8.

The Congress will oppose the Gujarat government’s “apathy” in providing sufficient electricity to people, recent price hike in electricity charges and the BJP’s “duplicity” in criticising the the India-US nuclear deal which is meant to generate cheaper electricity, he said.

Criticising the BJP for cornering the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on inflation, Solanki said that during the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) NDA rule inflation was 7.30-8 percent in the summer of 2004 which was eventually brought down by the Manmohan Singh government within a few months.

The Dwaraka meet was attended by Gujarat co-ordinator Rajiv Shukla, Congress general secretaries B.K. Hariprasad and Sudhakar Reddy, secretary Praveen Rashtrapal, MPs, MLAs and district leaders. The brainstorming session ended with a declaration that the Congress will fight the “rampant corruption” in the state.

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