Gujarat Global News Network, Gandhinagar, 2006-06-04 17:18:45
Congress spokesman Rajiv Shukla today lashed out against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government and compared him with Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf. He was talking to newsmen at the end of the last Jan Mitra shibir of the state Congress near Koba village this evening.
He said that both Modi and Musharraf had common agenda of dividing India to stay in power. Shukla said that through this policy Musharraf wanted to destabilize India so that he could remain in power in Pakistan. Similarly, he said, Modi was dividing society on communal lines to gain political mileage in terms of votes.
Shukla said that in the country there were two BJPs, one in the centre and another in Gujarat. Elaborating this point he said that BJP leaders Bajpai, Advani and Jashwant Singh had one set of views about Pakistan and Modi another which is quite contrary to that of BJP's national leaders. He asked Modi to react to the stand of his national leaders.
Similarly, he said, BJP leaders at the centre were for the screening of Amir Khan starrer Fanaa in Gujarat, but in Modi's Gujarat there was great opposition to the film. In a situation when Khan has clarified that he was not against Narmada dam but was for the rehabilitation of project affected persons there should not be such opposition.
Congress wants Prime Minister to inquire into misuse of National Rural Employment Gaurantee scheme in Gujarat, he said. Not only that minorities were kept away from the scheme, BJP workers were given benefits of the scheme. Instead of Gram Sabha, programme officers implemented the scheme in Gujarat, he alleged. Gujarat had maximum complaints of misuse of the scheme.