Narendra Modi invites Union Government to come to Gujarat to learn how to develop, taking everybody along
Ahmedabad, Tuesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today invited top functionaries of the Union Government to Gujarat and see learn firsthand the rules of development, how the state has developed during the last decade.
Rounding up his day-long Sadbhavna fast at the religious place of Dakor in Kheda district as part of his state-wide Mission to hold such fasts at 33 places, he said the key to development was ‘inclusive growth through collective efforts’ through peace, unity and brotherhood. It is only by taking everybody along the path that development reaches the target group, and not by clinging to the chair and dividing the society on the communal and caste line.
He said that no other state in India has perhaps borne the Centre’s maximum brunt and yet progressed as Gujarat. The Centre has exhausted all ammunitions at its command to check Gujarat’s development but in vain. While the Centre is neck deep in corruption and vote bank politics, Gujarat’s story of development surprises its critics across the world. One can visibly see some development works taking place somewhere within radius of 25 km.
While the Prime Minister describes malnutrition as a national shame expressing his inability to tackle the malady, Mr. Modi said, Gujarat has waged a war against malnutrition, and this without levy any extra burden on the taxpayers.
The Chief Minister said that leaders should have sadbhavna (feelings) and samvedna (empathy) for the people only then could plan and develop, if ever the Centre does so.
He thanked the people for unprecedented support he has been receiving along the Sadbhavna Mission. In all, 11,101 people joined him in the Sadbhavna fast.
He announced new development works worth Rs.902-crore for Kheda district. He recalled development works worth Rs.757-crore for the district during the last state-level Independence Day function.