Three MoUs related to Gujarat, one of them for setting up an industrial park near Vadodara, will be signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting on September 17.
Claiming that the Congress was "allergic" to it, a Gujarat minister has said the previous UPA government had a "discriminatory" attitude towards the state which hampered its growth prospects and prevented it from performing better than it had done.
A day after a heated exchange between Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel and Leader of Opposition in the legislative Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela, Speaker Vaju Vala on Thursday removed the remarks made by the minister and a Congress MLA from the record.
At a time when Gujarat ranks
sixth in Human Development Index report, State Industry
Minister Saurabh Patel said families from Gujarat find it
difficult to fit into norms for Below Poverty Line (BPL)
defined by the Centre.