Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi on Friday claimed that the state has become a
benchmark for development in the country.
"In the (ongoing) elections in the five states, one
thing has come to fore, that Gujarat has become benchmark of
development," Modi said while addressing a public meeting
after inaugurating two bridges here in the presence of BJP
Leader L K Advani.
"In these elections, those who were impressed by
Gujarat had said that they would develop their state on lines
of our state. And those who are against Gujarat, drew
comparison saying that they have developed their state better
than us," Modi said.
"This only shows that, Gujarat has become a benchmark
of development in the country," Modi said.
Modi lambasted forces perceived by him to be opposed
to state by saying, "Some people get fever when the name of
Gujarat is taken. A simple man like Anna Hazare, was asked a
question and by mistake he took my name. Those forces got
jolted by it and now they are trying to defame Hazare".
Targeting Congress, he said, "Hazare had not taken
name of any party in his fight against corruption. But the
Congress was disturbed. This only shows that they indulge in