From the BJP podium in Delhi, 'saffron superman' Narendra Modi lays bedrock for PMship
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Modi, later on in his thanksgiving speech said that he had never thought he would ever be welcomed in the party office with such warmth and respect. "There is a special reason for this. I have spent some very important years of my life at the party headquarters – 11, Ashoka Road - in a small kholi (room)," Modi said, recounting his days as one of the less significant workers of the party.
Modi was not one to forego this opportunity to outline his grandiose plans for the country on the lines of the 'Gujarat model.
Aside from denigrating the work done by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Modi did not elaborate on what style he will adopt if and when he becomes the PM, but in a grandiloquent manner told the gathering that the decades of Congress rule including by Indira Gandhi have not been able to provide the poor man adequate sustenance.
Narendra Modi targets Centre over low growth projection
Hitting out at the Centre for its low growth projections, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today charged it with neither having any plan nor the political will to steer the nation forward.
Addressing partymen at the BJP headquarters in Delhi, where he was felicitated by a large number of partymen on his third successive victory in Gujarat, Modi said if the country was reporting growth is was due to the growth by only some states.
"It is unfortunate for the country that there is a sense of sadness and pessimism. You are leading the nation into further pessimism. There is no thought, no action plan, no leadership and no political will to take the country forward," Modi said to a cheering crowd.
Taking a dig at the lower growth projections, the Gujarat Chief Minister said it was unfortunate that the government of India has given growth projections of 8.2 per cent now, against 7.9 per cent achieved last year.