Gujarat has been nurtured with Sadbhavna: Governor
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 22:58
Gandhinagar: Gujarat Governor Kamla today said the state has been nurtured with the virtue of 'Sadbhavna' (goodwill).

"Gujarat has been nurtured with the virtue of Sadbhavna - the spirit to reach out to the people. In order to preserve the national unity and integrity, the Government has curbed communalism, casteism, regionalism through peace, unity and fraternity," she said in her address to the Budget session of the Legislative Assembly.

"To give further momentum to the development of the state, the Government has endeavoured to institutionalise these noble goals through Sadbhavna Mission (undertaken by the Chief Minister Modi)."

"Because of its development, Gujarat has been widely acknowledged as the model state and the efforts put in by the Chief Minister are taken note of at various levels, nationally and internationally," she said.

Congress members staged a walkout during the Governor's customary speech which was full of praise for the BJP Government led by Narendra Modi.

Peace, unity and integrity lie at the root of the development achieved by Gujarat in the last decade, the Governor said.

The Centre allocated Rs 2,411 crore to several states in 2010-11 towards compensation for the Central Sales Tax (CST. The Government of Gujarat sent its claim of Rs 1,428.25 crore for 2010-11 towards the compensation, she said.

"An amount of Rs 2,750 crore towards the compensation for the CST is due from the Government of India up to December 2011. In spite of such a scenario, the Government here has maintained economic stability," she said.


First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 22:58

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