"Gujarat Chief Minister is always 'vibrant' for his favored few big industrialists. However, when elections approach, he goes to the public and makes misleading and provocative speeches," Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shaktisinh Gohil said.
"The CM has demanded a CBI probe into scandals reported in the CAG report. Now people of Gujarat want to know why he does not ask for a similar investigation into corruption in Gujarat, which amounts to Rs 16,706.99 crore in one year," Gohil said.
Modi had said earlier in the day that "I have faced multiple probes, now let the Prime Minister face an SIT probe on coal block allocations scam".
Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhwadia also slammed Modi for remembering Swami Vivekanand only at the time of elections.
"In the past...To cash in on the name of Lord Ram, they took out 'Ram Rath Yatra', and the same way Modi has now embarked upon 'Vivekanand Yuva Yatra', he said.
"This CM has favored big industrial houses....In the Assembly elections, people of Gujarat will slap him with a major political blow," he added.
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Tuesday strongly responded to Chief Minister Narendra Modi's attack on UPA government and the Prime Minister.
First Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 23:01