Chief Minister Narendra Modi rounding up the day-long Sadbhavna fast at Bavla near Ahmedabad today said there is a basic and wide difference between the ideologies of the previous Congress Governments and that of the present Gujarat Government.
“While the Congressmen worship chair; we adore public. While their’s is vote bank politics, ours is that of development. There used to be only one festival during the Congress rule and that of communal riots, ours only festival is development,” he said.
Even as over 12,000 people from different parts of Ahmedabad district voluntarily joined him in his district-wise fast as part of his mission to hold such fasts at 33 places, Mr. Modi expressed his gratitude to the teeming social force in supporting his dutiful Sadbhavna mission, turning into a people’s movement of sorts.
He said the people of the state now recognize the role of Narendra Modi in fighting malnutrition, freeing girl children from anemia. All the 18,000 villages in the state now get 24�7 hours electricity. The Narmada waters have been carried to far off places by canals and pipelines, replacing the corruption-ridden system of supplying water through tankers. Single-lane roads have been converted into double-lane, and double-lane into four-lane.
“No other leader of India would have received such a huge public support. Not even political pundits could analyze the reasons for the same. Gujarat’s Chief Minister and the state’s development are discussed in far-off Uttar Pradesh elections, too.” Mr. Modi said.
He said that Gujarat alone provided 72 per cent of total jobs created in India. He exuded confidence that Ahmedabad district would soon provide the maximum number of jobs to the youth. A number of car manufacturers have made farmers of Sanand, Bavla and Kathwada villages affluent and happy. Maximum numbers of farmers now move around on bikes in Gujarat. Over 2.50-lakh Sakhi Mandals do a business of Rs.5,000-crore.
On the other hand, he said, the Central Go