Ahmedabad: In a veiled attack on Congress,
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said, "those, who
have been looting the treasury for the last 40-50 years," are
now opposing the development works.
"Those, who have been looting the treasury for the
last 40-50 years for vote bank politics, on what grounds, are
now opposing the fund utilisation for development works in the
public interest?" Modi asked.
He was speaking at the 24th daylong Sadhbhavana fast
at Himmatnagar as part of the `Sadhbhavana Mission`.
Addressing a gathering, Modi said that the goodwill of
six crore Gujaratis has provided stability to the state.
"An environment of stability and Sadhbhavana prevaling
in the state for the last ten years has helped establish a new
political culture," Modi said, adding that it has also set new
benchmarks for those indulging in the vote bank politics.
"By adopting the mantra `Sauno Saath Sauno Vikas`
(all together, growth for all), we have shown how development
is done, and Gujarat`s exemplary development model has been
adopted by the nation," Modi said.
On the occasion, Modi announced a grant of Rs 2,380
crore for development projects in Sabarkantha district.
He said that the government has given an in-principle
approval to a Rs 225 crore project for developing a medical
college-cum-hospital complex in Himmatnagar.
Modi also announced a slew of projects, aiming to
bring the district on state and global tourism map.