Narendra Modi launches scathing attack against Congress over food ordinance, graft
Pune: Under fire from Congress over his "puppy" remark, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mounted a counteroffencive, questioning the efficacy of its much touted food security scheme and accused it of "destroying national honour in the eyes of the world" with Commonwealth Games scam.
"They have brought before the nation a food security bill and are claiming as if a meal has already come on the plates," Modi said in a barb at Congress over the food security ordinance, the largest initiative of its kind in the world and brainchild of party president Sonia Gandhi.
He also chose to launch the attack on Congress over the scam-hit CWG games from the home turf of its MP and disgraced former chairman of organizing committee Suresh Kalmadi.
"Two countries hosted two games ... South Korea hosted Olympics and India the Commonwealth Games. While Korea brought honour to itself through the Olympics, our nation of 120 crore people lost its honour in the eyes of the world," he said addressing students and faculty at the Ferguson College here.
"One country uses sport to bring laurel to itself among the global community and another brings itself dishonour."
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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