Narendra Modi attacks PM on Independence Day, comes under attack from BJP

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New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s bid to position himself as the BJP’s PM candidate boomeranged yet again on Thursday, with severe criticism from within. Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani strongly objected to his criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Independence Day.
The Shiv Sena and the JD(U) took a similar line. Virtually supporting Dr Singh, Advani said: “India has unlimited potential in future. This past decade will get over in 2014. We should be concerned about making the decade starting 2014 an unprecedented one in India’s history.”
And then came the swipe at the Gujarat CM: “I heard the Prime Minister today... Today, on Independence Day, without criticising anybody, we all should realise India has unlimited potential for the future.”
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said: “We have the entire year ahead to comment on what the PM says. Today we must listen to him and leave the criticism for some other day.”
Feeling isolated and left out, Advani has decided to make Modi’s run for the top post as rough as possible, a senior BJP functionary said.
Modi in a hurry, says JD(U)
Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Thursday criticised Gujarat CM Narendra Modi for politicising PM Manmohan Singh’s Independence Day speech and this attitude reflects the BJP leader’s impatience to occupy the top post.
“In a way, this is a joke. What am I supposed to say on this? It shows that we cannot leave politics even on the occasion of Independence Day.
Today is a day to celebrate the freedom movement and the history of the country. On such a day, it is unfortunate if you use the opportunity to stage a gimmick," the JD(U) chief said.
Yadav said, “Politics goes on, on a daily basis. However, today everyone should leave politics aside. Some people have become so impatient that they are continuing the drama to become the PM”.

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