Narendra Modi dares Prime Minister to compete with Gujarat’s 10% growth in agriculture
Sadbhavna Mission sets in new political culture in the country, might prove political pundits’ evaluation about Gujarat wrong
Ahmedabad, Saturday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi today that his Sadbhavna Mission has laid the foundation stone of an entirely new political culture in the country, sure to prove all political pundits wrong if ever they attempted to evaluate the State’s achievements with an jaundiced eye.
Rounding up his daylong fast as part of the district-wise Sadbhavna Mission at Bhavnagar, he threw open challenge to the Prime Minister to compete with the developments in Gujarat. He said Gujarat has registered a ten per cent growth in agriculture, against a national average of hardly 2.5 per cent. He felt pity at the Centre’s futile efforts to destabilize Gujarat.
Overwhelmed by the continuous stream of nearly 50,000 people making a beeline at the venue of the fast and 10,000 of them spontaneously joining his fast, he said the political pundits might have to wait till to gauge the public mood and political undertones of the Sadbhavna Missions till all it is over at all the 33 places across the state. He attributed the success of his ongoing mission to the support of six-crore Gujaratis.
Mr. Modi said that Gujarat has provided a new fodder to the political analysts to look at developments taking place here. It has provided a new ray of hope amidst an atmosphere of gloom and pessimism prevailing in India. It has helped people look at things beyond vote bank politics, spreading the poison of communalism and casteism. The State has also attracted global attention. A host of countries like China, Japan, Korea and Canada are keen to partner Gujarat.
He said that tourists’ arrival in the state has increased by 40 per cent during the last decade. Farmers are getting market prices for parting with their land. Car manufacturers are coming in hordes to build 50-lakh cars per year with potential to provide jobs to five-crore youths of Gujarat. Dholera SIR is growing lakhs of rupee from the barren land. He wo
For Bhavnagar, the Chief Minister said that Gujarat’s state-level Republic Day function as well as the 150th anniversary of Prabhashanker Patna in this city. The city’s development would increase by leap and bounds after the Dholera SIR, Ro-Ro service and Kalpsar across the Gulf of Cambay.
It was his eleventh fast as part of day-long fast to be undertaken at seven municipal corporations and 26 districts, since he had launched the state-level Sadbhavna Mission from Ahmedabad on September 17.
Those who spoke about the achievements of Gujarat in various fields included Agriculture Minister Dilipbhai Sanghani, Minister of State Saurabhbhai Patel, Minister of State for Fisheries Purshottam Solanki, Vasanbhai Ahir, Members of Parliament Vijay Rupani and Rajendrasinh Rana, BJP State President R.C. Faldu and Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Finance Minister Vajubhai Vala, Parliamentary Secretary Mohanbhai Kundaria, MPs, MLAs and officers.