Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated his resolve that Gujarat’s ‘development mantra’ would serve as the strength for the country’s development through Sadbhavna Mission.
Rounding up his daylong fast for Sadbhavna Mission at Songadh in Tapi District, he expressed grave concern at certain power-hungry politicians and other vested interests seem to have forgotten the days of slavery and are now sowing poison of hatred, bickering, casteism and inter-state rivalry in the society to divide the nation. These fissiparous elements continued to get the support of previous and present Congress-led government at the Centre, The poison is administered to tribal people, too.
In all, 6,642 people, including 150 Muslim youths, from the predominantly tribal taluka of Vyara, Nizar, Uchchhal Valod and Songadh in the district voluntarily observed fast aong with the Chief Minister.
Shri Narendra Modi exuded confidence that Gujarat’s mantra for development, being vigorously pursued for the last ten years, would pervade all other vested interests and set its own benchmark. The force working behind this development is sadbhvana of six-crore Gujaratis, backed by peace, unity and harmony.
While the Centre could not solve just one problem of infation, he said, Gujarat has set up the rule of peace and harmony, opening medical and engineering colleges for future generation and providing them jobs, too.
He announced development work worth Rs.200-crore for Tapi district on the occasion, including irrigation canal from Ukai dam to Poorna River, 32 lift irrigation projects, roads through the forest areas, and converting Ukai reservoir into a tourist spot.