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CM Sadbhavana Mission Fast: Bardoli

CM challenges PM: Clarify your stand in Rs. 1,76,000 crore scam or quit:Break your silence or quit: CM

Gujarat Government rules state with sensitivity and care


Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi categorically asked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Sinh to clarify his stand in Rs. 1,76,000 crore scam. He challenged that if the latter was not able to clarify his position then he should quit in the larger interest of democracy. "Break your silence or quit", he said loudly.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi observed a Day long Sadbhavana fast at the historic city of Bardoli in Surat district on Monday, where thousands of people gathered to greet him.

He said," development is the sole medicine for resolving every problem of country. Gujarat is the first State in the country where our Government fights every election on the issue of development, while others fight elections with "vote bank strategy". Shri. Modi said, Gujarat has achieved new heights in development.

The Chief Minister said, Gujarat Government rules the State with absolute sensitivity and care for people. We have taught the right definition of development to the world. We have set up 41 universities in last decade against 8 universities that were established in the past 40 years. We have established Science stream schools in every tribal taluka of the State, right from Ambaji to Umargam tribal districts across the State.

Coming down heavily on Union Government, he said, "Center’s policy is to "Divide and Rule while our policy is Inclusive Growth-Collective Efforts". He called upon people to eradicate Vote Bank policy from the political field and said, "If others want to follow Gujarat in development sector, they should not merely copy us but, first of all, they must adopt our path of peace, harmony and integrity".

Shri. Modi announcied a development package of Rs. 1300 crore for the all round development of Surat district, totalling to Rs. 3400 crore. It May be recalled that he had announced Rs. 2100 crore for Surat city and district before two months during his Sadbhavana Fast in Surat city.

"If you abuse me I don't care, but if you try to defame Gujarat, I will never tolerate it, he warned his opponents.

Attributing the development of Gujarat to six crore Gujaratis Chief Minister said, Gujarat’s development was solely based upon unity, harmony, peace and integrity of 6 crore people of Gujarat . Gujarat and development has become the synonymous to each other. Gujarat has adopted the path of peace. Curfew and riots have now become past in Gujarat . Gujarat has earned a unique identity in the world.

Religious leaders from various communities, people from all section of society, sports persons, journalists, physically handicapped and school children, women-house wives, teenagers, Merchant Association, youngsters and old persons and thousands of tribal people in their traditional dresses dancing with drums and musical instruments, met shri. Modi, and extended their strong support towards the noble cause of Sadbhavana Mission Fast. At least 15000 people of the district voluntarily observed Sadabhavana Fast with Chief Minister at the same venue to show their solidarity with CM.

District Collector A.J. Shah handed over the cheque of Rs. 67,50,000 for 1,35,000 subscription of Gujarat Magazine, being published by State Information Department.

Minister-in-charge Mangubhai Patel in his welcome speech said, Gujarat Government's Vanbandhu scheme for tribal community, women, youngsters and rural people have changed the life style of tribal people of state. Assembly Speaker Ganpatbhai Vasava, BJP State President R.C. Faldu, MP Kanjibhai Patel also spoke on the occasion. Member of Parliament and BJP National Vice President Purushottam Rupala lambasted Opposition for their one point programme of criticising Chief Minister Narendra Modi. State Panchayat Minister Narottambhai Patel, Ministers Prafulbhai Patel and Jitubhai Sukhadia were also present.

As thousands of people across the district gathered to greet the CM, the large stage was flooded with flower bouquets and mementoes.


Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau

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