Modi slams centre for putting hurdles in Gujarat`s growth

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the UPA government of putting hurdles in the state`s development.

Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 22:42 PM IST

Rajkot: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the UPA government of putting hurdles in the
state`s development and failing to check terror and inflation
and said the results of coming civic elections will be a
"fitting reply" to the Centre.

"The civic election is not a fight to gain power in
municipal corporations of Gujarat but it is a fight to give a
strong reply to the union government which has created hurdles
in the state`s development", Modi said while addressing party
workers here this evening.

Modi said the Centre cannot match development achieved by
Gujarat and pointed out that while the country is struggling
to get 2 per cent growth in agriculture, Gujarat`s agri sector
has achieved 10 per cent growth.

Modi, who has taken on the Centre for initiating a CBI
inquiry into Sohrabuddhin Sheikh fake encounter killing case,
alleged that UPA government has failed to control inflation
and terrorism and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has no control
over his ministry.

The UPA government is looking like a railway platform
where people move here and there, he said.

He criticised the Prime Minister for asking policemen to
keep restraint while taking action to bring back peace in
Kashmir and said "I would have been hanged if I had asked
police to show restraint while taking action for peace."

Referring to the Commonwealth Games, the Chief Minister
said only Congress`s wealth has gone up by organising the CWG.

PTI