Allahabad: Union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid today said his party will “shatter the hype” generated by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and expose high levels of malnutrition in children and disparity
in incomes of rich and poor in the run-up to Assembly polls.
“We are going to shatter the hype generated by Modi during the poll campaign. The Gujarat Chief Minister has built an image of himself which makes him appear as a champion of inclusive economic growth.
“We are going to call his bluff by posing very difficult questions relating to the incidence of malnutrition in children and disparity in the incomes of the rich and the poor,” he told reporters here.
Khurshid said though both may be country-wide phenomena, why was it that they are most acutely present in Gujarat despite the tall claims of sustained development.
Striking an optimistic note in the aftermath of charges of large-scale corruption against the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, Khurshid said, “The Supreme Court has put its stamp of approval on our policies by virtue of its judgement on the Presidential Reference on the 2G spectrum allocations. ”
“It has now been established beyond doubt that there was no ill-intention in the government not exercising the auction alternative,” he said.