Ahmedabad: Training his guns at United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi asserted that he would not succumb to the pressure being enforced on him through constitutional authorities.

Accusing both Congress and UPA of having a step brotherly attitude towards Gujarat and development, Modi claimed that the baseless allegations being leveled on him will not be tolerated any longer.

On the occasion of the conclusion ceremony of Gujarat’s year-long golden jubilee, the CM said, “I have remained silent for past one year, but enough is enough and now we will give a befitting reply to each allegation.” Recently, an IPS officer in his affidavit in Supreme Court had implicated Modi in the 2002 communal riots. “I am not afraid of the pressure being applied on me by Congress and UPA through constitutional authorities,” he added.

The CM stated the despite the ignorance of Union government, Gujarat is on a path of progress. “The progress made by Gujarat in past one decade has left caught many state governments and Centre government by surprise,” he added.

Modi was surprised by the move of Congress leaders to keep away from Gujarat’s year-long golden jubilee. He further stated, “With the blessings of people of Gujarat, I will be soon starting the campaign against UPA and Congress.” Modi maintained that the state government is committed to the cause of upgrading the living standard of Dalits, tribals, females and people belonging to financially weak background.

Modi pointed out that in an election campaign at West Bengal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had appreciated Gujarat for the policies towards minorities. “While targeting CPI (M), Singh had said that Muslims of Gujarat were happier than the people of same religion living in West Bengal,” he added.  Modi attributed the development of Gujarat to the politicians and people of the state.

On the occasion, a three series book containing the budget speech of all governors between 1960 and 2010 was released by the state Governor Dr Kamla Beniwal.

JPN/Bureau