Don’t repeat Gujarat model: Cong tells Modi

Says state stands for lack of development, social tensions, communal disharmony; blames him for mudslinging against political opponents

Don’t repeat Gujarat model: Cong tells Modi

New Delhi : On a day the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi emphatically charged the Samajwadi party ruling the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh of being incapable of replicating his model of governance, the Congress urged him to desist from doing any such thing in any state.

“We would very humbly request him that he should not try to replicate his Gujarat model in any state and not just Uttar Pradesh. We all know what his Gujarat model means for the people of the state. It implies lack of development, communal disharmony and social tensions,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
Commenting on Modi’s observation that the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party have the same father ( sab ka baap ek hai) Surjewala said that this has become the style of the public speeches delivered by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate.
“He consistently engages in mud-slinging and using derogatory expressions against his political opponents. But we wish to remind him gently that this is not way for a nation to progress,” observed Surjewala.
At a rally in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, while responding to the SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s remark that he was trying to do a Gujarat ( create communal polarisation) in the state, Modi had said:”Netaji, do you know the meaning of coverting to Gujarat? It means 24-hour electricity in every village and street. You can”t do it. It requires 56-inch chest.”
The state of Uttar Pradesh was recently rocked by violent communal riots in the Muzaffarnagar district that left behind a trail of death and destruction.

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