Congress thinks power is its prerogative: Modi

    By IANS,

    New Delhi : In a dig at the ruling Congress, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday said the party thinks that it has a sovereign right over power and hence all its policies were only geared towards winning elections and not for the country’s development.

    “The Congress has become habituated in enjoying power (alone),” Modi said addressing a rally in the national capital.

    “All the policies Congress makes is for the sake of winning elections, their policies are not for development. They can never do anything for the country,” he said.

    He also said that the national capital was worse off than many smaller cities.

    “The Congress Government is in power for 15 years but has not been able to supply water to its citizens. They spent crores of rupees in cleaning the Yamuna but the river remained dirty. I invite this elite club to see the Sabarmati riverfront in Gujarat and see the difference.

    “When people asked me about the Gujarat model, these are the modest models one is talking about. And to do them, one does not to go to international universities; you can do them just being a son of the soil,” he said in a dig at what he called “Delhi’s elite club” which was finding it difficult to accept him.

    He also cited how Gujarat had solved its water crisis by building giant pipelines that brought water from the Narmada, on the border with Madhya Pradesh, to 9,000 odd villages and soldiers guarding the desert frontier with Pakistan who were earlier supplied with water through camels.