STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Not a paisa for states that are against development, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for development and economic reform on a day he inaugurated his “dream” roll-on, roll-off ferry in Gujarat, announcing that the Centre would not “give

Published: 23rd October 2017 08:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2017 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi on the maiden voyage of Ro-Ro ferry service in Ghogha, Gujarat, on Sunday | PTI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for development and economic reform on a day he inaugurated his “dream” roll-on, roll-off ferry in Gujarat, announcing that the Centre would not “give anything” to states that were “anti-development”.

“Our government firmly believes that public money must be used only for development. Our government will provide all kinds of help to states which will give priority to development. But we will not give anything to those state governments which are anti-development,” he said in Vadodara on Sunday after laying the foundation stones for several projects.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been needling the Modi regime at his rallies across Gujarat, with the punchline that “development has gone crazy” and the NDA’s tall promises have fizzled out.
Modi claimed it was the erstwhile UPA that had been hostile to Gujarat’s development. “When I was Gujarat Chief Minister, I faced hostility... Efforts were made to stall industry and growth. Over the last three years, we have given importance to Gujarat’s development... Our priority is development.”

Modi also lashed out at the Opposition for criticising demonetisation and the GST rollout, saying the process of taking “important decisions” on economic reform would continue. “After all reforms and hardcore decisions, the economy is on track and is going in the right direction. Many economists have agreed that the fundamentals of the economy are strong.”  Modi said none had the right to point a finger at the Election Commission for not announcing the Gujarat poll dates along with those of Himachal Pradesh.

THE PROMISES
Some announcements made by PM Modi since the Himachal poll dates were announced on October 12 and those for Gujarat withheld
J267-crore waste-to-energy processing plant in Vadodara
J265-crore announced for two flyovers in Vadodara
J166-crore water treatment plant in Vadodara
J125-crore Janmahal city transport hub and multi-level parking in Vadodara
J100-crore Vadodara City Command Control Centre dedicated to the nation
Waghodiya Regional Water Supply Scheme dedicated to the nation
Ayurveda hospitals in each district of country
Larger airport for Rajkot
Maritime University in Lothal
Gujarat govt announced garment policy; investment target of J20,000 crore



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp