Bhopal, Sept. 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the ruling Congress was hesitant to declare its prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2014 general elections because they do not have a comparable match to the opposition's candidate Narendra Modi.
"Congress has no one to match Narendra Modi; they don't have the Naam (name) or Kaam (work) to take on Modi, that is why they are hesitating to name their PM candidate," Naidu said at the Karyakarta Mahakumbh here.
In his address, Venkaiah Naidu also pointed out how Madhya Pradesh was reeling under poverty when the Congress was in power, and lauded present Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his efforts, which has brought the state back on track of development.
Urging the gathered audience to vote for the BJP, Naidu said that an honest comparison of work with the Congress, would surely make people vote for his party.
"We have seen what the Congress has done with our country. ...If you do a comparison between the work of the Congress and that of the BJP, you will yourself support us and we will help you," he said.
Meanwhile, speaking at the event, BJP President Rajnath Singh alleged that the Congress-led UPA government was trying to misguide the people of the country with their facts, figures and statements, and predicted that this trend would lead to their downfall.
"Taking the path of fabrication, this government is trying to misguide the people of this country. ...All of this has come into the open. ...When a government tries to stay in power, on the basis of fabrication, history is proof that it always leads to a bad eventuality," Singh said.
Earlier, at the event, veteran Lal Krishna Advani said his party will give the nation a stable government.
The 85-year-old patriarch, who shared the stage with Narendra Modi for the first time since the BJP named the Gujarat Chief Minister its prime ministerial candidate, said his party has achieved the current status by action and not speeches.
"The BJP will give India a stable government at the Centre. The BJP has reached where it is, not due to speeches but owing to the hard work of party workers," he said, while addressing the BJP's 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' rally.
Advani also praised Modi and other BJP-ruled chief ministers for their creditable achievements.
Modi earlier touched Advani's feet when the stalwart greeted him with a bouquet.
The Karyakarta Mahakumbh is being organized to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, a founding member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the BJP. (ANI)