Modi has failed to follow rajdharma: JD(U)

The JD(U) hit out at Gujarat CM saying he had "failed to follow rajdharma" with five crore people of the state.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2011, 18:12 PM IST

Patna: The JD(U), a prominent NDA ally on Sunday
hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying a
person who "failed to follow Rajdharma" with five crore people
of a state won`t be able to do "justice" with 125 crore people
of the country.

"Modi has failed to discharge Rajdharma in Gujarat... when
he can`t do justice with five crore people of a state how will
he be able to deliver justice to 125 crore of the country,"
JD(U) National Spokesman Shivanand Tiwari said.

Tiwari recalled that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee had even during the post Godhra riots referred to
"extra care" for Rajdharma.

"There are still a sense of fear and insecurity among
the people in Gujarat," he said.

"The body language of Modi during his speech in Hindi
after beginning his fast has been full of arrogance," he said
adding Gujarat had always been "a prosperous and developed
area" and even during the British rule, there were so many
ports and vast groups of traders doing brisk business in that
state with rich cultural heritage.

"Modi who normally addresses people of Gujarat in Gujarati
has for the first time made speech in Hindi," Tiwari said,
adding it reflected that Modi wanted to address the nation as
"a changed personality."

"But even during his speech he has shown no (no) regrets
forwhat happened in Gujarat in 2002," Tiwari said.

PTI