Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has earned fame as the champion of development not only in India but across the world. He is in power in Gujarat for the past 11 years and the state has emerged as a model of development during this period.

Modi was born in Vadnagar of Mehsana district in 1950 and he took over power in Gujarat on October 1st, 2001 at the age of 51. The credit for Modi’s immense popularity in the world as Vikaspurush (champion of development) goes to those 11 vital decisions that changed the image of Gujarat from a state blighted by strikes, riots and drought to a model of development.

Such vital decisions include- One and a half lakh ponds for agricultural fields, ensuring 24-hour electricity, fetching Rs 21 lakh crore investment through Vibrant Gujarat, broadband connectivity for every village, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), 108 ambulance services within 15 minutes, Rs 10 thousand crores project to Mahila Sakhi Mandals, Mission for education of girls, Agricultural festival, Nano car project in Sanand and Garib Kalyan Mela (Event for the welfare of poor).

BJP’s national vice president Purushottam Rupala says that Modi’s first move in the way of Gujarat’s development was to connect Narmada River and Sabarmati River. He also praised Modi for transforming Gujarat from a state plagued by drought and curfews to a state which is seen as model of development.

Modi likes to call himself as Gujarat’s CM (a Common Man of Gujarat) but India inc and top administrators like to call him the best CEO. Even Modi’s detractors appreciate his acumen in the field of development.

(Agencies)

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