Gurgaon, June 11: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala Monday welcomed the appointment of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as chief of the BJP's poll campaign committee for the 2014 general elections.
In a statement, former Haryana chief minister Chautala said Modi is a "gentleman with a clean image and has a rich personality of a nationalist".
He said Modi would "save the country from the clutches of the corrupt UPA government" and would give new dimensions to the country's development.
Chautala, along with 54 others, is serving a jail term in the 2000 teachers' recruitment scam. He is on interim bail for six weeks and is admitted in Medicity Hospital to undergo a pacemaker implant.