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Sep 30, 2012 at 06:33pm IST

Don't resort to cheap gimmicks, Narendra Modi tells Kapil Sibal

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took yet another dig at Union Telecom Minister and Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal accusing him of resorting to "cheap gimmicks". Sibal had on Friday gifted Aakash tablets to Modi after the Gujarat Chief Minister, in his Teacher's Day speech, had ridiculed the Union Minister for failing to launch the Aakash tablet, saying the UPA's publicised tablet Aakash hasn't taken off the ground.

"I want to tell students that 11 months ago a Minister of the Congress-led UPA government, Kapil Sibal, had organised a big event at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, and launched Aakash tablet in the presence of country's top most media," Modi had told a gathering on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

Responding to Modi's remarks, Sibal had sent him Aakash tablets and had said, "We have sent the devices to the Chief Minister. He stays in netherworld, I have given Aakash in his hand."

Modi has now tweeted that the Union Minister should explain why even a year on he has still not been able to fulfil his promise of providing Aakash tablets to 10 lakh youth.

Aakash is the world's cheapest tablet. Launching it in 2011, the government had announced that the tablet will be distributed among the students across the country.