Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress party of
being a "dyed-in-the-wool exponent of votebank politics".
"The difference is fundamentally that of style of politics. The BJP is forever
committed towards politics for the development, whereas the Congress is a
dyed-in-the-wool exponent of votebank politics," Modi wrote on his blog,
countering Congress' attack on ruling BJP's development initiatives.
"The allegations against us are 'you built 350 schools instead of 500', or 'you
promised 10 km road, but built only 8 km'. They are centered around
development," he stated.
"But can we say the same for Congress? No! Nobody asks them about development.
The only thing discussed about them is the number of scams and rising burden on
the common man," he said.
"Gujarat has instilled a robust faith among the people in the political system
and the institution of democracy, after it was systematically eroded by years of
Congress rule after Independence," he said while taking a jibe at the Congress
Gujarat will go to polls on December 13 and 17 in two phases, he said adding,
"If the Congress wants Gujarat, they must whole-heartedly embrace politics of
development rather than votebank politics."