Rajkot: Sharpening his attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, dissident BJP leader Keshubhai Patel on Wednesday compared him with thick skinned animal rhinoceros for being "insensitive" towards people`s problems and a "decayed fruit" that should be thrown out.
Insensitivity has become a hallmark of the present Government. Modi is like a "rhinoceros" and "decayed fruit" that should be thrown out, he said said addressing a public meet organised here as a part of "Parivartan Sammelan".
"This Government is doing injustice to people. Women and children are not safe and the State Government was not concerned because it is insensitive towards people`s problems," the former Chief Minister alleged.
The meet was also attended by other dissident leaders like Gordhan Zadaphia, Kanshiram Rana and Suresh Mehta. The dissidents are organising public meetings as part of their campaign against the Modi Government and push for a change in the state in the upcoming Assembly elections.
"Children have gone missing and when their parents want to meet the Chief Minister, they are arrested and treated like terrorists. The quantity of mid-day meal given to children in Government schools has been reduced to 150 grams from 225 grams, and this reflects insensitivity on part of the Government," said Patel, lashing out at his successor.
This Government had done nothing in the last ten years on development front. It has only misguided people and made false claims about Gujarat`s growth, said the BJP leader.
Patel advised his arch political rival to "reform" his character. "He is going to Japan soon. He wanted to go to America but could not get a visa. America will invite him only if he reforms his character."
The relocation of Tata`s Nano car project to Sanand from Singur in West Bengal has not resulted in jobs for the locals despite huge investment made by the company, he said.