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Centre escaping from responsibility: Narendra Modi

Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 4:32pm IST Updated: Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 4:34pm IST | Place: Ranchi | Agency: IANS

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the central government of "escaping from its responsibility in dealing with corruption and price hike".

Addressing a rally at Prabhat Tara ground here, Modi said: "The government in Delhi is escaping from its responsibility on price hike, corruption and other issues. Like previous eras, the central government believes in akashvani. The central government comes out with akashvani on price hike, corruption, but it has no plans to fight them."

He said: "The central government shirks off its responsibility by putting the onus of dealing with price-hike on the chief ministers. Two-and-half years ago, I submitted a report to deal with the price-hike issue. There were 20 points to deal with price hike, but the central government did not take any action on my report."

He appealed to the people of the state to give all the 14 Lok Sabha seats from Jharkhand to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 elections.

"We will do everything possible for the development of the state," Modi said.

He blamed the Congress government for the misery of the people of Jharkhand.

"Jharkhand produces coal but power plants were not established here. The coal is exported from the state for the power plants... power plants should have been established in Jharkhand and electricity should have been supplied to other states."

He also said that the Congress party has become a liability for the country, and has become disconnected from the people.

"People need a government which will find solutions to the problems of the country, and not believe in akashvani."


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