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Modi's track record in Gujarat is pathetic: Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi: Debunking Narendra Modi's claims of empowerment of women and girl child, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today ridiculed his vision speech yesterday saying the "pathetic" record of Gujarat does not support his "boasts"."In his
PTI January 20, 2014 22:01 IST
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New Delhi: Debunking Narendra Modi's claims of empowerment of women and girl child, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today ridiculed his vision speech yesterday saying the "pathetic" record of Gujarat does not support his "boasts".

"In his so-called vision speech yesterday, the Chief Minister of Gujarat and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Modi spoke about the great importance he places on the empowerment of women and the girl child.

"The record of Gujarat in this area is, to put mildly, pathetic especially given its level of economic development," Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said in a statement.

Reeling out figures on female infant morality rates of various age groups, rural sanitation coverage and bank linkages to women SHGs, Ramesh said, "the emphasis Modi places on women's empowerment and the girl child is welcome. However, his track record of achievement in the area even after a decade as Chief Minister does not support his boasts".