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Advani Praises Modi For His Innovative Thinking

Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Saturday  praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his ability of "imaginative and innovative" thinking which has helped in successful launch of state's Golden jubilee function here today. 
PTI May 01, 2010 20:21 IST
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Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Saturday  praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his ability of "imaginative and innovative" thinking which has helped in successful launch of state's Golden jubilee function here today. 

"The country came to know about qualities of Narendra Modi after he became the chief minister of Gujarat. But I am one of those who has observed his working for years and have been familiar with his dedication towards his task," Advani said during the foundation laying ceremony of the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. 

"Based on what I have been seeing since yesterday, I told somebody, that I have been impressed with Narendrabhai's two qualities since many years -- imagination and innovation. And whatever he plans using these qualities, he also executes it well," Advani said. 

He congratulated Modi for organising the Golden Jubilee celebrations and said, "Modi has not thought of this programme as a government function. He has emphasised the rationale behind function would be fulfilled if it is celebrated both by the government and people." Advani also went into history and pointed out the similarity in the rebuilding of Somnath temple and the Mahatma Mandir. 

"While rebuilding Somnath temple, Dr Kanhaialal Munshi made the External Affairs Ministry to write letters to all Indian ambassadors across the world asking them to send water and sand from the countries where they were serving to build the Somnath temple," Advani said. Modi has asked Gujaratis from across the country and the world to donate holy water and sand from their states and countries for the construction of Ram Mandir, he said. 

Gujarat would set up a new model for development in the country as it is being led by a visionary leader like Modi, the senior BJP leader added. PTI