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Modi speaks like a BJP leader: Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

A day after launched a high-pitch poll campaign in asking voters to "throw away" the Left Front government, the today denounced him for speaking like a and not a

The retort came from C P Joshi, who is also the in-charge of party affairs in which will go to polls on February 18.

"It's very unfortunate that a did not deliver like a prime minister, but like a BJP leader," told reporters.

Modi held a rally each at Sonamura in district and Kailashahar in district yesterday.

"Throw away manik (Sarkar government) and go for 'hira' for prosperity and development in the state in the upcoming election," he urged the gathering at

Modi coined a new acronym 'HIRA'--H for highways, I for Internet way, R for roadways and A for airways--, hardselling the BJP as a tool for ushering in prosperity and development in the state which the Left has ruled for 25 years on the trot.

said it was for the first time the was fighting the elections in without an electoral understanding with any party.

"In all earlier elections, we forged an alliance with regional, indigenous parties but this time we are going alone. We would make an all-out effort against the CPI (M) and the BJP in the polls," he said.

Congress will be here on February 16 to hold a rally, but the details of the programme are not finalised yet, said.

He said the Congress would continue to organise small meetings instead of holding big rallies to reach out to the electors.

Commenting on a vertical split in the party and former Congress MLAs joining the BJP, he said, "Those who have joined the BJP have no moral value. Tides and ebbs are an integral part of But I can say that the Congress will reincarnate and dominate the countrys

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 17:15 IST