On the morning of 21st May, Shri Narendra Modi addressed a special assembly session in the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly, before tendering his resignation from the post of Gujarat Chief Minister. Shri Modi, who was appointed as the Prime Minister of India a day prior, will also resign as a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
Speaking on the occasion, which also witnessed a farewell for him by the Assembly members, Shri Modi affirmed of how for him MLAs had always been the most important since they reflected the people’s voice. Encouraging his team of MLAs to continue performing excellently, Shri Modi said that Gujarat’s rapid and unstopped development, even in his absence, would be his true success and the hallmark of the State’s success story. He further affirmed that he had complete faith in his team for this.
Calling for the need to institutionalize ideas within the institutional framework, Shri Modi asserted that this would ensure speedy development for the Nation.
Shri Modi also thanked the Assembly members for their good wishes and said that these were his strength and source of encouragement to work for the Nation. He also stated that despite him not speaking much in the past Assembly sessions of the State, he was glad that he could listen to every member and address their concerns. “I may not have spoken much in the House but I made it a point to hear each and every member also on the opposition,” said Shri Modi.
Speaking on the occasion, Gujarat Assembly speaker Shri Vajubhai Vala expressed keenness on the replication of the Gujarat model across the Nation, and affirmed of complete support from Gujarat towards this. He also spoke of the strong association shared between Shri Modi and Shri Shankersinh Vaghela, whereby both were Swayamsevaks from the Sangh and shared similar roots.
Recalling the political fervour during early days, Leader of Opposition Shri Shankersinh Vaghela commended Shri Modi’s resolute spirit to live for the country and single-mindedly work for its progress. He spoke of how the BJP’s magnificent rise from being a party with merely 2 seats in 1984 to emerging as the single party with 284 seats in 2014, was predominantly due to Shri Modi’s promising efforts for the people and the Nation.
Finance Minister Shri Nitin Patel spoke of the revolutionary initiatives taken by Shri Modi for the development of the state and the welfare of its people, and also stated of how the Nation was keenly looking forward to imbibing the innovative and effective initiatives of Shri Modi.
Revenue Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel applauded the decision-making ability and foresightedness of Shri Modi and spoke of how, previously defunct sectors like textiles, got a revival and other fledgling sectors got a major boost, under Shri Modi’s able leadership.
Shri Amit Shah said that under the BJP’s rule, and under the stellar leadership of Shri Modi, development has reached every corner of the society. With special emphasis on villages, agriculture, education and health, and due importance given to the development of the tribal community and the Dalits, the State had emerged as a model state, with a good law and order scenario that ensured the safety and security of every citizen. He also stated that under the Prime Ministership of Shri Modi, the Nation’s Federal structure will get a new dimension with his concept of Team India, and the country will reach the pedestal of Vishwa Guru.
Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama recalled Shri Modi’s steadfast determination to serve the society during his early days as an organisation worker and conveyed good wishes so that he may successfully replicate Gujarat’s success story for India too.
Gujarat MLA Shri Balvantsinh Rajput conveyed his best wishes and stated that he looked forward to India prospering the same way as Gujarat, under the leadership of Shri Modi.
NCP MLA Shri Jayant Patel also spoke on the occasion.