Chidambaram takes dig at PM Modi

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on November 25, 2017 Published on October 11, 2014

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him the Prime Minister of Gujarat. He said that Modi is in a relentless campaign mood, forgetting that he is the Prime Minister of the country.

Chidambaram addressing a press conference at Congress office said that Modi has been carrying out an intense campaign for Maharashtra assembly polls. But it is unusual for a Prime Minister to address 18 political rallies in a short time span.

He said that Modi has been in office for the last 140 days but there has been no concrete road map for issues relating to steel, coal, mining and infrastructure sector.

Indirectly referring to the BJP’s campaign of questioning the achievements of Maharashtra Government of the last 15 years, Chidambaram said that Maharashtra is one of the most progressive States in the country but in recent weeks some people have come to Maharashtra and have rubbished its achievements. It takes a lot of courage to do that but such statements should be condemned in the strongest words.

Chidambaram pointed that Modi’s Government has been talking about good governance but the country does not have a full time Defence Minister, “The Modi Government had promised a full time Defence Minister within two weeks of taking oath but that has not been fulfilled,” he said.

He also added that there has been continuous firing at the international border but the Modi Government has no strategy to counter Pakistani manoeuvres.

Published on October 11, 2014
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