Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Modhvadia challenges Modi to a public debate

Gujarat Pradesh Congress president Arjun Modhvadia on Monday challenged Chief Minister Narendra Modi to appear in a public debate, to discuss the issue of Central assistance to the State during the NDA regime, and the present Congress-led UPA government.
Refuting the Chief Minister's allegation of step-motherly treatment, Mr. Modhvadia claimed that the UPA regime had never discriminated against the State, and it had received more Central assistance under it, compared to the NDA tenure.
Alternatively, Mr. Modhvadia suggested that Mr. Modi convene a special session of the Assembly to discuss the issue.
During the BJP executive meeting in Rajkot on Sunday, Mr. Modi accused the UPA government of ‘step-motherly treatment' and said the party had chalked out a programme for the next couple of months, to launch a public agitation in various parts of the State to educate the people on the “injustices” done.
The Chief Minister, who was described as a “demon” by his strong critic and former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, also received flak from the Mahagujarat Janata Party president Gordhan Jhadafiya, for criticising the alleged casteist politics in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.