Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ended his month-long Vivekananda Yuva Vikas Yatra with a rally here in the presence of BJP president Nitin Gadkari and Chhattisgarh and Goa counterparts Raman Singh and Monohar Parrikar.
In his speech, Modi touched upon the UK government’s decision to resume ties with Gujarat that it had cut off in the wake of 2002 riots. “Even though the British government had cut diplomatic relationship with the state, Britain is the largest investor in the state today,” he said.
The CM, however, accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of being biased against Gujarat. “China projects Shanghai to attract the world. Japan showcases Tokyo. Manmohan Singhji, had you believed in Gujarat as your own, you could have brought world leaders to the state,” he said.
Modi claimed that despite step-motherly treatment, his government had managed to bring leaders of 120 countries together on stage at Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summits while the Central government had never been able to host leaders of 100 countries together in Delhi.