New Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party Chief L K Advani on Tuesday charged the UPA regime with trying to destabilise his party's governments in states and made a special mention of Gujarat, where Narendra Modi is Chief Minister.
"In a planned manner, the Centre is unleashing an assault on the federal structure of the country. It is seeking to destabilise governments by rank abuse of CBI. Most prominent case is that of Gujarat," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, quoting Advani.
Advani made this accusation in his valedictory address at the two-day conclave of BJP and NDA chief ministers here.
The senior BJP leader has praised Modi often on his blog and in his speeches and hailed his style of governance which is focused on development and industrialisation.
Advani said all BJP-ruled states will fight this discrimination and "step-motherly" treatment by the Centre.
Modi was the most prominent face among the seven chief ministers who attended the conclave here.
He even made a presentation at the meet on how Gujarat had ushered in transparency and accountability in governance through use of Information Technology.
"Modi informed us that in Gujarat all check-posts have been computerised and all trucks going from the state to Maharashtra are accounted for. The Sales Tax collection has been computerised and it has helped the state earn an additional profit of Rs 700 crore," Prasad said.
The chief minister also talked about Computer Visibility Boards in every district which are linked to villages, thus helping people get information about weather and rates of agricultural products.