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Cong-free India in 2014, says Narendra Modi

Cong-free India in 2014, says Narendra Modi
The BJP will set the agenda for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, emerge victorious and the people will get a ‘Congress-free India’, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

In an interview to a news channel, Modi expressed confidence about his Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in the next Lok Sabha polls, but remained tight-lipped over his own candidature for the prime minister’s post.

‘In 2014, the BJP will set the agenda for polls, people of the country will make BJP victorious, and the way people of Gujarat have formed a Congress-free Gujarat, people of the country will have a Congress-free India,’ he said. Modi also termed dynastic politics a bad trend for any democracy.

‘Dynastic politics should not be encouraged in democracy. It does not mean two people of one family cannot be in politics, but unfortunately, the country presently is in the clutches of dynastic rule,’ he said.

Modi sought to clarify his remarks at a book release function at Gandhinagar April 4 which were seen as a clear indication of his prime ministerial ambitions. Modi had said at the function that he was being told that he had repaid his debt to Gujarat and had to pay his debt to the country.

He had said every citizen owes a debt to ‘Mother India’.

‘If someone heard my lecture, the person who spoke before me said Gujarat ‘ka karz pura ho chuka hai, desh ka karz pura kijiye (You have fulfilled the debt of Gujarat. Now fulfill your debt to the country)’.  I said it is not my debt alone and every citizen has to fulfill the country’s debt,’ Modi told the news channel. He said citizens should have a feeling that whatever they do, it is for the country.


GUJARAT CM IN DELHI TODAY
  • After addressing students of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Narendra Modi will address the annual general body meeting of the ladies' wing of industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi today

  • Modi will speak on the topic 'Unleash the entrepreneur within: exploring new avenues'.The programme was earlier arranged at the FICCI auditorium. However, it was later changed to Le Meridian Hotel in order to accommodate more people. Modi will address the FICCI women's wing after two years in Delhi

  • Gujarat chief minister's address at FICCI comes three days after Congress vice-president had addressed the industry body at CII in New Delhi
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