He also said people were waiting for 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas', Modi's famous slogan, to translate into reality, but it was going to be a "long race".

"Narendra Modi made Gujarat a model. I have sent my bureaucrats here to see the systems in panchayats. The system will work when it is transparent, corruption-free and if there is no red-tapism in it. System works with single-window system," added Sayeed here, who is on a visit to the state.

But India is a big country. There were so many people here; diversity is the essence of India. Unity in diversity. People here had elected him for three or four times (as Gujarat CM)...Modi had gave the slogan 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' (support to all, development of all). People were waiting for it. Where had it gone? They did not know this is a long race, he added.

"If you want to set up an industry, it also takes three to four years. Same is the case with a power project," he cited, suggesting that bringing about development for all too would take some time.

There was no red-tape, transparency was everywhere. Such a model had come up before this country, he added, commenting on Modi's performance as the Prime Minister.

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