Raigarh, Nov 15 IANS | 10 months ago

Taking a jibe at the Congress for attacking him for his speeches, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday said Congress leaders have nothing else to do except tracking him.


"Congress leaders sit in front of TV sets to see what Modi is speaking," the Gujarat chief minister said at a rally here.

"Congress has nothing else to do, either they look for gold or they look for Modi," he said.

The assembly elections in Chhattisgarh are being held in two phases. The first phase was held Nov 11 for 18 seats that saw 67 percent voter turnout, while the second phase is scheduled to take place Nov 19.

Modi once again slammed Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal's comments that a tea vendor cannot become the prime minister.

"UPA members are saying a tea vendor cannot become the prime minister. It is for the people to decide if a tea vendor will become the prime minister or not, but it is still better than a person who sells the country," he said.

Agarwal, a Rajya Sabha member from the SP, said Wednesday: "Narendra Modi says he used to sell tea. He wants to be prime minister now. A tea vendor can never have a national outlook."

The Samajwadi Party extends outside support to the UPA government.

Attacking Rahul Gandhi, Modi said said the Congress vice president wanted to bring change but his party was responsible for the present situation.

"The prince says I want to change the system... Ask him who ruled the country for 60 years," Modi said.

(Posted on 15-11-2013)