They can't say anything to me, so attacking EC: PM on Opposition
October 22, 2017  20:20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Opposition parties have no 'authority' to question the Election Commission and its decisions.

"The Opposition parties have no 'authority' to question the EC over the election schedule. People are having issues on my visit to Vadodara. They cannot say anything to me, therefore, they putting pressure on the EC. But I want to make it clear that they do not have any right to point a finger at the Commission," he said.

Further taking a jibe at former finance minister P Chidambaram, the prime minister said, 'Someone' who won during 'recounting' is targeting the EC now.

Trying to woo electorates of Gujarat, the prime minister added that development is Centre's prime focus.

"We are clear in our working. All our resources will be spent towards the well-being of every citizen. Not a penny of public money will be given to those opposing development," Prime Minister Modi said.

"Since I was a child I was hearing about a ferry service from Ghogha to Dahej. It was not done all these years because development was never a priority for them. When we got a chance to serve we focussed on all-round development and the ferry is operational today," he added.

This is Prime Minister Modi's third visit to his home state Gujarat this month.Ruling BJP, has launched 'Gujarat Gaurav Yatra', its biggest mass outreach programme in poll-bound Gujarat, that will cover 149 out of 182 constituencies.

The yatra publicises the achievements of the BJP government across the state.  -- ANI

Photograph: Press Information Bureau of India
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