Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is preparing himself to start battle against political opponents within the party and against the other parties to prove his dominance in state politics again. This was the effect of election time that Modi has started talking about the need of right kind of governance by terming it necessary in present situation in the country.
He criticized, while speaking in a summit in New Delhi, the show-case policy practiced by most governments today. He blamed that governments highlighted just one aspect, one side of development.
Modi said that this is need of the time for us people to understand that India is a federation of states and the political leaders will have to recognize the potential of different states. The leaders will have to ensure the development of the environment of healthy competition among the states.
This is necessary to create parameters for development and create passion among people to see development as a mission. We should remember how the people had taken the independence as mission sixty years ago.
The political leadership has to learn from Gandhi how he was able to make the struggle for freedom a countrywide movement. Modi said that Ram Rajya to him is nothing but the concept of a welfare state.
He also talked about the developmental work started and completed during his rule in Gujarat. He said that people had demanded a few hours of electric supply from him when he had come for the first time in Gujarat. Gujarat was a power-starved state.
Modi claimed that within 1000 days the state got 23 lakh electric poles, 56000 new transformers installed across the cities. He claimed to ensure 24-hour electric supply with the same infrastructure and the same staff.
Modi also said that the drop out rate in education sector in the state has come down drastically from 49% to 3% during his governance. He said that the people of Gujarat will decide his fate and he is accountable to none but the people of Gujarat.
On the question of his desire of becoming PM of the country one day, Modi said that he was never a man of elections and had never contested any election before becoming the CM. The party told him to take the responsibility in Gujarat and he is leading his party in the forthcoming Gujarat elections to gain voters votes and confidence for next term.