Kumar was in Rajkot to take part in the party's campaign against the Centre-appointed interlocutors' report on Kashmir issue. PTI File Photo
BJP today dared Congress to announce its Prime Ministerial
candidate ahead of the next general elections.
To a query from a reporter here as to Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi's chances of becoming the BJP candidate for the PM's post, the
party's general secretary Ananth Kumar said: "BJP has several persons who
can become PM. What does Congress have? Congress has no names. It should first
announce its candidate, BJP would announce its candidate at the time of the
Kumar was here to take part in the party's campaign against
the Centre-appointed interlocutors' report on Kashmir issue.
He also targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over his
recent foreign tours, saying that the Prime Minister was "invisible"
here and visible only abroad.
Four "economists", namely, Dr Manmohan Singh, P
Chidambaram, Pranab Mukherjee and Montek Singh Ahluwalia had ruined the
economy, Kumar said.
"Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that government
will announce certain measures to improve the country's economy, which is
unfortunate...after being in power for over seven years, UPA leaders have
realised that economy has become weak."
He also alleged that Centre was doing injustice to Gujarat,
especially with regard to CNG quota.