Narendra Modi attacks PM over falling rupee, says UPA govt is too arrogant
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched yet another scathing attack on the Congress-led UPA government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, even as he launched the poll campaign for Chhattisgarh Assembly elections in Ambikapur.
He accused the UPA government of being at the zenith of arrogance and considering citizens of the country as mere votebanks. "The government in Delhi is so arrogant that it does not even answer the questions of people," said Modi.
Addressing a gathering at Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poll panel chief took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and later compared him with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.
Modi pointed that Manmohan Singh was a doctor of rupee while Raman Singh was a doctor of people. He went on to add that while the doctor of people was doing excellent for their well-being, the doctor of rupee was not able to heal the wounds of the Indian currency at all. He said that the rupee was battling for life in a hospital.
Pointing that social media was a powerful medium these days, he said that he recently got a mail wherein Mahatma Gandhi was seen looking for the "lost rupee" and his photograph on it through a magnifying glass.
He further attacked the government for being indifferent to the woes of the poor people, saying those in Delhi did not even know the cost of food of the poor people. "They do not know your pain, how can they give you medicine," said the Gujarat Chief Minister.