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Modi to 'maintain line and length'
April 04, 2004 16:31 IST
Under attack for his remarks on Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has likened the heat of election campaign to a nail-biting cricket match and promised to 'maintain line and length'.
"When a cricket match reaches the peak of excitement, it is possible that a wide ball or a no ball is bowled. Similar is the case when an election campaign is at its peak. But in future, I will see to it that I maintain line and length so that my opponents do not get any chance (to criticize me)," Modi told NDTV's Walk the Talk programme, a party release said in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
The programme will be telecast on April 10.
Quoting a survey in Nadiad, Modi had said that Gandhi and Rahul were found 'unfit even for the post of clerk or driver'. L K Advani was present when Modi made the comments at a rally held in connection with the Deputy Prime Minister's Bharat Uday Yatra.Apart from the Congress, Modi also drew flak from BJP's young turk Varun Gandhi when the latter was canvassing in south Gujarat on Saturday.