Pune, Apr 15 UNI | 4 months ago

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today accepted the challenge given by Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi regarding an open debate on the issue of development made by two neighbouring states.

Addressing a rally for the Congress party candidate Vishvajit Kadam where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also present here this afternoon, Mr Chavan accused Mr Modi of projecting false picture of development before the people and claimed that Maharashtra was far developed than Gujarat.

While accepting Mr Modi's challenge for open debate, he further said, 'We have not only made the state financially strong, but also made progress in all sectors.'

The UPA has brought revolution in all sectors like communications, IT, automobile industry and others, he said.

Mr Chavan described Mr Modi as Hitler and cautioned the people that the incident like the 2002 riots post Godhra carnage should not be repeated again.

He said that the entire nation was shocked after coming to know that Mr Modi refused to intervene to stop the riots from spreading elsewhere in Gujarat.

Mr Chavan exuded confidence that the party candidate Mr Kadam would win in the LS polls.

(Posted on 16-04-2014)