Undue controversies created about garib kalyan melas: Modi

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said his detractors are creating undue controversies over Garib Kalyan Melas, which according to him are initiatives by his government to reach out to the underprivileged sections of the state.

"The Garib Kalyan Melas have ended tyranny of the middlemen. Like satyagrah which led us to independence, these Melas would help us achieve the ultimate goal of good governance," Modi said while addressing one such mela in Anklav taluka of Anand district.

Modi said that some elements were engaged in creating controversies about the financial aid being given out poor through these melas. "When they were in power they never bothered about serving the poor," he said.

Modi cautioned the poor to identify such elements who were creating undue controversies about Garib Kalyan Melas.

He said that the service delivery mechanism has been transformed into a dedicated force and they were making concerted efforts to help the poor.

"It (mela) is about improving the living conditions of the poor in the state," Modi said.