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Whatever I learnt in Gujarat helped me a lot in Delhi, says PM Modi

India TV Politics Desk Jamnagar 30 Aug 2016, 15:30:53 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Underlining the significance of his administrative grooming in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that whatever he learnt as state Chief Minister helped him a lot in discharging his responsibilities as India’s Prime Minister.

Addressing his first public meeting in Gujarat after taking over as the Prime Minister of India, PM Modi said, "When I travelled to different parts of India as Prime Minister, I was under the impression that most states were following the same schemes that we did in Gujarat. What I have learnt from Gujarat has helped me a lot."

Trying to strike a personal chord with the electorate of his home state ahead of the crucial Assembly elections, PM Modi said, "Today India has accepted Gujarat's son as their PM. Gujarat knows that a son from this land can take the responsibility of the entire nation and this son will never do anything to embarrass the state."

Earlier in the day, PM Modi inaugurated the first phase of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran for Irrigation (SAUNI) project which will fill 115 dams in Saurashtra with the waters of the river Narmada through a network of pipelines.

The first phase covers 10 dams in the Saurashtra region which faces an acute shortage of water for drinking and irrigation.

PM Modi recalled how he has tried to help farmers by reducing corruption and deceit in supply of Urea.

"There was a time when farmers were fighting amongst themselves to get their hands on fertilisers like urea. Now we have started importing which means that the farmers have easy access to this fertiliser," PM Modi said.

"Corruption and deceit has reduced and this has given farmers access to urea. Such work can be done and we have done this," he added.

He also pointed out that that Gujarat has successfully connected 6 rivers in the state and said that he plans to implement this idea across the country.

"Today 6 rivers are connected in Gujarat. It supplies water throughout the state. I hope to do the same in India,"PM Modi said.

The selection of ‘Saurashtra’ region for PM Modi’s first public meeting in the state is significant as this area is dominated by the influential ‘patidar’ or ‘patel’ community which used to be the biggest support base for BJP in Gujarat.

After Hardik Patel-led reservation quota-stir, the patel community is believed to be angry with the ruling BJP and PM Modi is believed to have tried to assuage their feelings by holding this rally in Saurashtra.

Whatever I learnt in Gujarat helped me a lot in Delhi, says PM Modi

Underlining the significance of his administrative grooming in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that whatever he learnt as state Chief Minister helped him a lot in discharging his responsibilities as India’s Prime Minister.

Addressing his first public meeting in Gujarat after taking over as the Prime Minister of India, PM Modi said, "When I travelled to different parts of India as Prime Minister, I was under the impression that most states were following the same schemes that we did in Gujarat. What I have learnt from Gujarat has helped me a lot."

Trying to strike a personal chord with the electorate of his home state ahead of the crucial Assembly elections, PM Modi said, "Today India has accepted Gujarat's son as their PM. Gujarat knows that a son from this land can take the responsibility of the entire nation and this son will never do anything to embarrass the state."

Earlier in the day, PM Modi inaugurated the first phase of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran for Irrigation (SAUNI) project which will fill 115 dams in Saurashtra with the waters of the river Narmada through a network of pipelines.

The first phase covers 10 dams in the Saurashtra region which faces an acute shortage of water for drinking and irrigation.

PM Modi recalled how he has tried to help farmers by reducing corruption and deceit in supply of Urea.

"There was a time when farmers were fighting amongst themselves to get their hands on fertilisers like urea. Now we have started importing which means that the farmers have easy access to this fertiliser," PM Modi said.

"Corruption and deceit has reduced and this has given farmers access to urea. Such work can be done and we have done this," he added.

He also pointed out that that Gujarat has successfully connected 6 rivers in the state and said that he plans to implement this idea across the country.

"Today 6 rivers are connected in Gujarat. It supplies water throughout the state. I hope to do the same in India,"PM Modi said.

The selection of ‘Saurashtra’ region for PM Modi’s first public meeting in the state is significant as this area is dominated by the influential ‘patidar’ or ‘patel’ community which used to be the biggest support base for BJP in Gujarat.

After Hardik Patel-led reservation quota-stir, the patel community is believed to be angry with the ruling BJP and PM Modi is believed to have tried to assuage their feelings by holding this rally in Saurashtra.