Updated: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:15:00 GMT | By IANS

Modi is no challenge for Congress, says Shinde

A day after Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the Gujarat CM was a ‘challenger’ to his party, Home Minister Sushikumar Shinde said Modi was not a threat


Modi is no challenge for Congress, says Shinde (© Reuters)

New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi poses no challenge for the Congress, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday, a day after Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the Gujarat chief minister was a "challenger" to his party. Talking to the media, Shinde said the Congress was a very big party and had been in existence for more than a century. "Narendra Modi is no challenge for the Congress. This is my and my party's view."

Shinde refused to comment on Chidambaram's remarks but emphasised that the Congress does not see a challenge from Modi. Shinde said people had given mandate to the Congress and its partners, first in 2004 and then in 2009. "People gave us a mandate. We are in power for the past 10 years," he said.

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