CM Narendra Modi slammed the Congress-led UPA government, saying that failure of its economic policies was preventing India from emerging as a powerful nation. Modi was speaking at a meeting of BJP chief ministers in New Delhi on Saturday when he made these comments.
Modi said that UPA government has failed miserably to control inflation and corruption. “The political will to solve people’s problems is missing in the government,” he said.
Top BJP leaders and BJP chief ministers like Raman Singh of Chhattisgarh, Jagdish Shettar of Karnataka, Shivraj Singh Chauhan of Madhya Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal from Himachal Pradesh and Bihar’s deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, were among those who attended the meet.
Modi asked the other states to set up ports along Gujarat coast, which would help them tap the global markets. Modi also invited them to take part in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
“The Summit is no more an event to attract investments in Gujarat. We invite other states to come to the event and use the platform for developing business ties with other companies or countries,” he said.
Modi spoke at length about various initiatives taken by the state government in the fields of renewable energy (particularly solar energy), health, housing for urban poor, infrastructure development, gas grids and 24-hour power supply to villages among others.
The CM also accused UPA government of violating federal structure and democratic polity of the country through its political agenda. He said Centre was infringing upon the states’ rights.