"I congratulate Gujarat Congress leaders, who met Prime Minister on this issue. My question (to Prime Minister) is even if you don't want to listen to me, listen to them (your leaders). At least, listen to your party leaders," Modi said, while addressing farmers at the country's biggest 'Krushi Mela' at Khodaldham temple premises in Kagvad village.

"I urge PM, Gujarat Congress leaders to leave politics aside and give us permission to install gates on Sardar Sarovar Dam. For five years, this work has been pending," he said, criticising the PM for being slow in decision-making.

"I don't know the reason why they are not allowing to install gates on the dam. It will at least take three years to complete installation of gates on the dam," the BJP's prime ministerial nominee said.

The Sardar Sarovar dam project, for which the foundation stone was laid by the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, has been delayed due to agitation on rehabilitation of the displaced people due to construction of the dam.

Stressing on the urgent need of water (for agriculture) to the farmers, he said, "Farmers require water to fulfil their dreams. They give gold in return (in form of agricultural produce). There is no need to give credit to Modi for this. All governments (Congress, BJP, Janata Morcha) have worked for it."

"Shall I give it in writing that I don't need credit for it? What more shall I do? My farmers in Gujarat require water," he said.


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