Modi pulls up Chidambaram over weak rupee, asks 'why Tamil people sent him to Delhi'

Chennai, Oct.18 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress-led UPA Government of failure in boosting the ailing economy .

"Today our rupee is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I don't know why Tamil people sent this person (Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who belongs to Tamil Nadu) to Delhi," he said while delivering the Nani Palkhiwala memorial lecture at the Madras University here.

Modi further said that there was a need to revive the legacy of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to build a strong India that'll have a productive relation with the world.

"During Atalji's regime price rise wasn't an issue. One of the pillars of foreign policy should be strategic and security interests. Atal Behari Vajpayee worshipped both - Shakti and Shanti," he said.

Referring to the successful nuclear test conducted by Vajpayee, without fearing global sanctions, Modi said that he had people's support and confidence. He indirectly hinted at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said: "and when you don't have the support of the party, the people of India suffer."

Earlier in the day, Modi said that his party would fulfill what he thought the people's dream of seeing a Congress-free India, while addressing a rally here. (ANI)

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