Gujarat Chief Minister announces Rs.812-crore development projects for Gandhinagar
“Centre’s move to deduct OBC quota is bid to divide society on the basis of religion and caste”
“Congress rulers at Centre has degraded dignity and decorum of Parliament and all democratic norms”
“Congress has lost confidence of its own coalition partners in the ‘cut-paste’ politics”
– Narendra Modi
Ahmedabad, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today described the Centre’s latest move to deduct the OBC quota as a bid to divide the society on the basis of religion and caste, pushing the nation towards devastation.
Rounding up the day’s Sadbhavna fast at Mansa in Gandhinagar district as part of his state-wide ‘Sadbhavna Mission’, he said it would amount to muffle the rights of OBCs getting benefits of 27 per cent reservation in Gujarat. Even Constitutional experts oppose quota on the basis of religion.
Post-Independence, he said, single party rule in the country from panchayats to Parliament for about 40 years had made the Congress power-hungry, disintegrating the society instead of developing the nation. It has degraded the dignity and decorum of Parliament and all democratic norms. Lately, the Congress has lost the confidence of its own coalition partners in its ‘cut-paste’ politics.
Citing the example of restoring peace, unity and brotherhood in Gujarat during the last ten years, after years of communal clashes, Mr. Modi appealed to other states to take a cue from the ‘Sadbhavna Mission’ Gujarat to nullify the poison of communalism and casteism. Gujarat’s all round development has dazzled the nation as well as the world. He cited several examples of how Gujarat’s development has helped six-crore people, including the last man in last mile in remote rural and forest areas getting jobs.
Nearly 5,500 people assembled from all the four talukas of Mansa, Gandhinagar, Kalol and Dehgam in the dirtict voluntarily observed fast. Mr. Modi remembered the contribution of late Gujarat Assembly Speaker Mangubhai Patel.
Mr. Modi began his mission with three-day fast in Ahmedabad on September 17 last, followed by daylong fast at 33 places, one in each district and in eight municipal corporation areas. Today, he announced new development projects for Gandhinagar worth Rs.812-crore.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Ministers Anandiben Patel, Nitinbhai Patel, Ramanlal Vora, Jaysinh Chauhan, BJP State President R.C. Faldu,
Prominent among those present on the occasion included BJP General Secretary V. Satish, MPs. MLAs, sants and seers, party leaders, District Guardian Secretary C.L. Meena and District Collector.