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Gandhinagar, Friday: On the invitation of Madhya Pradesh Government, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated ‘Hariyali Abhiyan' at the Ujjain and also addressed the state's valedictory function of ‘School Chale Hum' campaign.

Addressing on the occasion, he said the political pundits, economists and other researchers should study as to why only the BJP-ruled states had to launch projects for such basic issues like primary education and that too 50 years after Independence, even as the Congress-led states continue to roll in lap of vain glory.

He pointed out the BJP-ruled states in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh have brought about maximum qualitative improvement in primary education, while the Central Government enacted educational policies to centralize education but puts the financial burden on the states. He said that these BJP-ruled states are ahead of others even in implementation of several Central projects like 20-Point Programme started by late Indira Gandhi. It is unfortunate that India could not erase its blot of illiteracy after so many years of Independence.

He said that earlier the Centre and State used to share development projects in tandem, but now the Delhi Government is alone busy in nothing but corruption, leaving the hapless citizens to fend for themselves against inflation and other ills.

Mr. Modi said it should make a very good comparative study of the power-hungry family rule in states under the Congress, Lefitst and other regional parties on the one hand and the BJP-ruled states on the other.

Talking about yet another campaign started by the MP Givernment, called ‘Sparsh Abhiyan' to distribute kits to the physically challenged, he said that only a government sensitive to the less privileged could do some good to them,

Speaking on the occasion, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that his Gujarat counterpart has made Gujarat's multi-facet development, including that in primary education, as a model for India during the last ten years. Madhya Pradesh's Education Minister Archana Chitnis also spoke on the occasion.

Mr. Modi also said prayers at the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in the religious town.

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