Patna: Deputy Chief Minister SK Modi on Friday said even countries abroad are praising Bihar for emerging
as "an effective state from being a failed state earlier" and
also for development undertaken here.
"The countries abroad are praising Bihar for emerging
from a failed state to an effective... also for the
development work being carried out", Modi told reporters after
attending a Conference organised by International Growth
Centre (IGC) in London.
"The state has earned much praise for its initiatives...
the school cycle scheme increasing enrolment of girls in
schools, besides the 50 per cent reservation for women
in Panahcyati Raj Institutions with better care to children`s
health are being acknowledged and appreciated at all places",
he said adding Bihar had now become +a model+ for other
Even a scholar from Pakistan during the question-answer
sessions of the conference held at London School of Economics
requested him (Modi) to come to Pakistan and teach the success
story, he claimed.
Modi further said IGC, an institution of the London
School of Economics and University of Oxford had in research
papers submitted and discussed about the +positive change+ in
Bihar because of the historic steps being taken by the state
"Now Bihar has become not only model for states in
India.. it is presenting an example of success in the world",
Modi lamented that the country`s image had been badly
hampered in countries abroad because of a series of scams and
corruption cases uncovered during the UPA government at the
"People of Indian origin settled abroad are concerned
about the corruption in India", he said.