My agenda is not divisive: Narendra Modi

Published By : Admin | September 17, 2011 | 05:59 IST

17 Sep 2011 10:39:27 AM IST

Hailing the Gujarat model of development, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said that his agenda is not divisive and he wants development for all.

Sadbhavana Mission: Narendra Modi addresses crowd

Addressing the massive crowd here at Gujarat University compound on the first day of his Sadbhavna fast, he said that Gujarat has set an example for others, overcoming all the setbcaks.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is using the Sadbhavana fast to showcase his achievements and also projecting himself as a role model for other leaders.

Modi, in an attempt to reach out to the minority community, had said the state has realised that communal frenzy and casteism never helped anybody grow in the country and expressed "gratitude" to those who pointed out his mistakes in the last 10 years.

While addressing the crowd at the fast venue Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi hailed the development work of the state. Further adding Gujarat has touched new hights of development in every aspect and sphere of life.

Modi stressed "Soon you will hear Gujarat model of communal harmony and it has set an example for other states to follow ".

Modi said “Across the world, people are talking about the progress of Gujarat.“

Amidst tight security,Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi began his three-day sadbhavana fast at Convocation Hall of Gujarat University to promote “peace, harmony and unity” of the state.

BJP leaders like L K Advani, Arun Jaitely, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Sahanawaz Hussain, Smriti Irani and Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal, among others, were present when Modi began his fast.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, whose party Shiromani Akali Dal is a key member of the BJP-led NDA, was also present. Leaders of Shiv Sena, BJP's ally for over two decades,and emissaries of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha of AIADMK are also expected to come here to in support of Modi.

He said ,"In 2001 after the Gujarat earthquake, the nation never believed Gujarat will be able to stand up again . But within three years Gujarat has bounced back.” He added the state has overcome all setbacks to emerge stronger.

He said that nobody wanted to invest in Gujarat at the time. But within three years Gujarat not only got back to its feet but is also an example for the world.” He said Gujarat’s resilience has made it rise like a phoenix.

Elaborating about the progress of Gujarat, Modi said that people around the world are talking about the governance of the state .

Modi stressed the state wants to help all other states to achieve growth. In the past ten years there has been so much crime, but Gujarat never attacked anyone.

" People threw stones and I bore it all. I never let the stones reach you," he said. Talking about independence, Modi said that for the past sixty years India has been a victim to divide and rule policy.

However, he said, today the world is talking about good governance and added that his government’s path is of truth and peace, and it is this path and good governance that has led to the development of Gujarat, said Modi.

In 2008, there were serial blasts in Gujarat. The nation once again thought that Gujarat won’t survive. But the state showed to the world the power of peace and unity and resilience, he said.

However, he said, Gujarat has taken a growth lead. Everyone is living in peace and harmony. “We as a state have understood what brotherhood and resilience means.”

Gujarat is providing employment to people of other states ,Modi said.

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