`Gujarat now considered role model for development`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 23:16

Dahod(Guj): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Gujarat is now considered as a role-model
for development and even the opposition Congress has
accepted it.

"Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit taking about us
recently said that time and again we are getting re-elected
due to our record of developmental work," Modi said at the end
of his day-long Sadbhavna fast here.

"The Gujarat Congress pullout (advertisement) also
accepted the developmental work carried out in the state by
us," Modi further said.

"It has been established by now that Gujarat has
developed as a state and it has become a role-model for
development in the country. The statements by our opponents
prove it," Modi further said.

Delhi chief minister Shiela Dikshit addressing a
function on Tuesday in Agra had said, "I am not talking about
party. There is no two opinion that development is taking
place in Gujarat and (because of that) government gets
re-elected. Why governments get re-elected. Why they come
again and again. Because they ensure development."

Later Dikshit clarified that she had not praised Modi.
The Congress pullout on Republic Day issued in some
parts of the state had also praised Modi for his developmental
work.

"Development of Gujarat has now become an issue of hot
discussion in the country. Gujarat and development have
become synonymous with each other. Gujarat has emerged as a
power surplus state, though it does not have any coalfield,"
Modi said.

Modi also came down heavily on the union Government,
by saying, "The UPA government at the centre has damaged the
image of the nation in the world with a series of scams.

Modi announced a development package of Rs 1500 crore
for the all round development of Dahod district.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 22:19

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