Gwalior: BJP patriarch BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday appeared to pay left-handed compliments to Narendra Modi when he said he had made a "healthy" Gujarat into an "excellent" state while Shivraj Singh Chauhan turned around Madhya Pradesh, once called a “BIMARU” state.

"Atal Bihari Vajpayee implemented several developmental schemes including road network but he always remained very humble and far away from arrogance. Similarly, Chouhan has also formulated a large number of development and welfare schemes like Ladli Laxmi scheme and Mukya Mantri Teerth Darshan Yojna and implemented them successfully. Despite so many achievements, Chouhan never had any ego. I found Chouhan very humble, like Vajpayee," Advani said.

"I tell Narendrabhai Modi that Gujarat was healthy earlier also. You have made it excellent and you deserve congratulations for that. But what Chouhan and his Chhattisgarh Chief Minister did was wonderful", he said.

He said BJP wants both Chouhan and Modi to play a major role in securing India an important place in the world. Both BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are now reckoned as models of development even outside India, Advani claimed.

(Agencies)

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