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BJP, Cong spar over Rahul’s speech

With 2014 general elections in sight and projection of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, as the  prime ministerial candidate doing the rounds, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday attacked  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and said that he has fear of Modi.

‘It was confusion confounded. It was also a lacklustre speech without any direction or clarity. And Modi phobia was also clearly visible,' said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar while referring to the Gandhi's address at Confederation of Indian Industry(CII). The BJP spokesperson further elaborated that Gandhi in his speech mentioned few times that a 'horse riding hero cannot solve the problems of the country,'  this according to the BJP leader was a direct reference to Gujarat chief minister.

The  BJP alleged that instead of providing solutions  on issues like price rise, governance, corruption,  and terrorism,  Gandhi raised questions on the problem plaguing the country. 'Instead of answering questions, he was asking questions. It is a tacit admission that nothing has been done,' said Javadekar.

Javadekar said Rahul had certain illusions in his mind and that have increased. 'Rahul's speech reflected that he lives in his own world, a confused leader presented his confused ideology which nobody could understand,' said Javadekar.


Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s dismissal of a question on speculation that he would pitch to be prime minister was no reflection on whether or not he would take the job, the party said on Thursday.

‘When he said that he is not attaching much importance to who is going to be the prime minister, that does not mean that he is not going to be the prime minister or that he is going to be the prime minister,’ party spokesperson PC Chacko told reporters here.

Addressing a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event on Thursday morning, Gandhi denied he was in the race to be the prime minister. Gandhi said: ‘It’s an irrelevant question. It’s all smoke.’
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