Modi remains star campaigner in Guj panchayat polls too

After scoring a thumping majority for BJP in elections to six civic bodies in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains the star campaigner of the party in ensuing panchayat elections in the state.

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010, 18:41 PM IST

Vadodara: After scoring a thumping majority
for BJP in elections to six civic bodies in the state, Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi remains the star campaigner of
the party in ensuing panchayat elections in the state.

A total of 208 taluka panchayats, 53 local self governing
bodies and 25 district panchayats will go to polls on October
21 in the state.

Like civic elections, Modi is contesting panchayat
elections too on national issues ranging from Congress`
misrule to misuse of CBI is Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.

Addressing public meetings in Dohad, Godhra,Dabhoi,Vyara
and other places in central and south Gujarat, Modi focused
on issues related to Central fund, misuse of CBI in
Soharabbudin fake encounter case, Congress` anti-farmers
policies resulting into farmers suicide and allocation of
funds.

"Central Government collects a revenue of Rs 50,000 crore
from Gujarat, which is tax payers` money and it is not the
property of Congress Government," Modi told a public meeting
in Dhaboi yesterday evening.

Accusing Congress of misleading people on the issue of
Centre`s assistance to states, he said it is the right of
every state to get its share.

PTI