Indore: Congress general secretary
Digvijay Singh on Monday appreciated Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi for "shunning" the ideology of Guru Golwalkar,
second chief of RSS, and following the path of Mahatma Gandhi
by undertaking fast for amity in Gujarat.
Modi should now show courage to bring communal harmony
and "real" development work in the BJP-ruled state, the
Congress leader said.
"Modiji Guru Golwalkar ko chord kar Mahatma Gandhi ki
rah par ahye... bahut acha hai...magar lache dar bhasha aur
dhong ke bajai vo kam bhi karen aur himmat bhi dikhayein
(Modi has shunned Guru Golwalkar and followed the path of
Mahatma Gandhi...but instead of making flowery speeches let
him show some real courage and do welfare works)," Singh said.
He was speaking at a sit-in organised by the Indore
District Congress to protest deplorable road conditions.
"Modi should show courage and bring communal harmony
and real development work in Gujarat," Singh maintained.
There was nothing new that Modi brought in Gujarat, he
said, adding, the western state had achieved 10 per cent
growth even during the Congress rule because of its coastal
location and presence of big business houses.
Comparing Gujarat with Madhya Pradesh, another state
ruled by the BJP, Singh said when he was the Chief Minister
MP`s growth was raised from 2 per cent to 6.5 per cent.
Under the current Shivraj Singh Chouhan government,
corruption has become all pervasive, the Congress leader said.
"BJP Ministers are critical of their own Chief
Minister and appreciating my tenure," he said.