Sunday, January 8, 2012


1,500 cr devpt plans for Vadodara announced


Vadodara: Chief minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that plans of development works worth Rs 1,500 crores had been made for the city. While he did not elaborate on the projects, he said that these would include city gas, Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) and networking roads.
Modi promised to make the city ‘Vibrant Vadodara’ during his Sadbhavana Mission fast here. He was speaking at the culmination of the event when he made the announcement.
Modi said that Vadodara would benefit from the development that was taking place around it. He added that today the city was standing at the level of Surat or Ahmedabad.
The chief minister took digs at the Central government and made a reference to senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel during his speech when he gave the example of the bypolls in a ward in Ankleshwar.
He said that the BJP won the polls in the ward where 100 per cent voters were Muslims and in a district from where Patel belonged. “This is a true example of Sadbhavana,” Modi said.
Modi said that attempts to divide people on the lines of caste and religion should be stopped for vote bank politics. “If we are successful in doing so, nobody can stop us from becoming a super power,” Modi added.
Speaking about interest being shown by foreign investors and countries in the state’s development, Modi said that while Delhi might be deaf Ravalpindi was listening. “A delegation visited me and asked me to tell them how to achieve development. They want me to give a speech there,” he said. He added that not a week passed when someone from China does not come for discussions with him.


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