Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that a handful of people involved in Gujarat
bashing were now making futile attempts to disturb peace and
unity in the state.
"There might be only five or 25 anti-Gujarat elements
trying in vain all tricks of the trade and mischief,
prescribing poison in the society to create hatred afresh
between people," he said on the eve of the 10th anniversary of
the Godhra train carnage tomorrow.
Throwing a challenge to such "disturbing" elements, Modi
said they would not succeed in their sinister designs as the
state has a strong foundation of brotherhood and peace.
"This foundation has resulted in the state gathering
inherent strength to attain new heights of development," he
Earlier, Modi dedicated the new Central Jail in Surat.
Describing the new jail as amongst the country`s most
hi-tech ones, he said it would combine technology with
humanity, when it comes to reform of the inmates.
Modi also invited the Human Rights Commission to study
the hi-tech system put in place.
The Central Jail, constructed at an estimated cost of
around Rs 56 crore at Lajpore, can accommodate over 2,700
prisoners, official sources said.
It is the first of its kind jail in the state to have
been equipped with a video surveillance facility, amongst
others, they said.