Narendra Modi is leader of all disputes: Congress
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Asserting that there was no comparison between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi, Delhi Congress today said while the Gandhi scion was an undisputed leader, the Gujarat Chief Minister was a "leader of all disputes".
The remark by Delhi Congress leader and Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely came as BJP president Rajnath Singh announced that Modi will be the chairman of the party's campaign committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls at its executive, which was skipped by leaders like L K Advani and Yashwant Sinha.
Absence of the senior leaders from the national executive is being seen as their opposition to Modi's elevation in the party.
"Rahul Gandhi is undisputed leader of the Congress party while Modi is the leader of all disputes," Lovely, seen as potential aspirant for Chief Minister's post in Delhi, said.
He was asked to comment on attempt by a section of BJP to pitch the Gujarat Chief Minister against the Congress Vice-President.
"I don't think there should be any comparison between the Congress Vice-President and the Gujarat Chief Minister because Modi is still not acceptable to a large section in BJP. First let their party accept him as their leader," Lovely said.
The senior Delhi minister said though every Congress worker wants Rahul to become Prime Minister, he does not want so while Modi has been trying hard to be projected as BJP's prime ministerial candidate in the Lok Sabha elections.
Questioning Modi's development agenda, Lovely said the development model adopted by him was "skewed" as fruits of various schemes have not reached all sections of the society in the BJP-ruled state.
"In Delhi you can see results of our development model. It reached all sections of society. We have ensured inclusive growth which is not there in Gujarat," said Lovely, who is credited with transforming the public transport during his stint as Transport Minister.