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Modi takes on Kejriwal: India needs leaders who have experience

Panaji: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday night tweeted : "People must decide - will good happen by constantly being on TV screens or through constructive and development-oriented vision on ground".He tweeted this
India TV News Desk January 13, 2014 9:07 IST
India TV News Desk
Panaji: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday night tweeted : "People must decide - will good happen by constantly being on TV screens or through constructive and development-oriented vision on ground".

He tweeted this after addressing a big rally in Goa in which he made veiled remarks about Aam Aadmi Party.

Modi took a veiled dig at the ‘lack of experience' of the AAP ministers in Delhi, saying the country needs “people who have experience to take it forward and we are determined to do that.”

Modi praised the austerity practised by Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and said, "had he (Parrikar) been in Delhi, the country would have known him well, but what can we do, he is in Goa and not in Delhi, and the media does not see beyond Delhi."

"I have been serving Gujarat for 12 years. For years now, I could never seem to win on TV or in print news. But I have won in the hearts of the people. People will have to decide whether they need a face on TV or a guy with feet on the ground to lead them," Modi said.

On TV screens and pages of newspapers, I have always lost and could never win them over. But I have never lost in people's hearts", said Modi in an apparent reference to the media obsession with the down-to-earth simplicity of AAP leaders.  
 
Modi also mentioned the humble background of BJP chief ministers including Shivraj Singh Chauhan in MP, Raman Singh in Chhatisgarh and former Himachal CM Prem Kumar Dhumal saying they come from middle class families and have risen by dint of their merit.
 
He said it was the power and strength of BJP that a tea seller like him was groomed to lead the party.  Modi said in the 2014 elections, people have to vote for India and not for any individual or any party.