New Delhi: Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled
states on Saturday criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi
for attacking the Centre and its policies at the National
Development Council (NDC) meeting here saying he should not
have used it as a political platform.
"The Gujarat Chief Minister should not have said such
things. The NDC should not be used as a political platform,"
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Modi
should have realised that he was "taking part in the NDC
meeting and not in an election rally in Gujarat."
Speaking at the NDC meet earlier in the day, the Gujarat
Chief Minister said the Centre was making attempts to "tinker"
with the country`s federal structure, particularly in the
implementation of development schemes.
Modi also highlighted "widespread disenchantment" among
people who were becoming "increasingly impatient" with growing
"It is with a sense of great anguish and deep regret that
I wish to draw the attention of this august body to attempts
being made increasingly by the Central government to tinker
with the federal structure mandated by the Constitution," he
told the meeting here.