Modi attacks Sonia over ‘internal threat’ statement

April 13th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia Gandhi Ranchi, April 13 (IANS) In an apparent reference to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s foreign roots, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday attacked her, saying that she had eaten the “salt of the country” but was claiming that the country faced an “internal threat”.
“Sonia Gandhi is in India for the last 30 years eating the salt of the country. And she is saying that the country faces threat from inside. Is she paying back to the country in this way?” Modi, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader asked while addressing a rally in Ranchi Monday.

Modi also came down heavily on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

“Manmohan Singh had said that he was most disturbed when the nuclear deal with US got stuck. Was Manmohan disturbed when terrorists attacked Mumbai? Manmohan is happy to play in the lap of United States,” Modi said.

Modi also ridiculed the central government for expressing inability to provide security to the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 matches in the country.

“When the central government cannot ensure the security to 11 players and one stadium then how can it provide security to 100 crore people of the country?” he asked.

“I had offered to host IPL in Gujarat but the central government did not agree on it,” he added.

Modi addressed six public rallies in Jharkhand in favour of party candidates.

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