New Delhi: Taking a jibe at the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that he (Modi) should change his name to 'Narendra Virodhi'.

"I am really very concerned about what is happening in Indian politics. Modi opposes everything, which is good. If we say that we would be giving Aakash to the children in the coming years, he raises objections to it. If we want to bring reforms, he opposes that as well. He is doing politics based on falsehood," said Sibal.

"He is trying to increase his stature at the national level, but I don't think so this would help him. If he indulges in politics of allegations and counter-allegations, then I believe his stature will diminish. Why doesn't he change his name from Narendra Modi to 'Narendra Virodhi'? We all will come to know that he is there to oppose everything," he added.

Sibal's remark came in the wake of recent controversies between Narendra Modi and the Congress over his Monday's claim that the Central Government has spent a sum of Rs.1880 crores on Sonia Gandhi's foreign trips.

The Union Minister further asserted that Modi was afraid of the influence and charisma of the Gandhi family by saying, "He feels threatened. The public of Gujarat has now understood that politics of this kind would not be beneficial to the state as well as the national level. This fear is forcing him to indulge in politics of this kind. And I don't think that a responsible leader will talk in such a manner.”

(JPN/Agencies)

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