Narendra Modi in Gujarat: PM condemns previous UPA govt for lack of development projects in state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the previous UPA government of having been indifferent towards Gujarat including over sanctioning of development projects

IANS October 07, 2017 15:49:21 IST
Narendra Modi in Gujarat: PM condemns previous UPA govt for lack of development projects in state

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the previous UPA government of having been indifferent towards Gujarat including over sanctioning of development projects.

Laying foundation stones for a four-lane signature bridge linking Okhla with Bet Dwarka and the widening of a national highway, Modi recalled the difficulties Gujarat faced when the Congress-led UPA ruled the country.

Narendra Modi in Gujarat PM condemns previous UPA govt for lack of development projects in state

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

"Despite my best efforts, I could not make them (UPA government) to wake up from their slumber," Modi said.

The Prime Minister stressed that his government on the other hand had given priority to development. "For development one needs a vision and a dream."

Modi also spoke on his government's decision to relax the GST rates and allowing small entrepreneurs, businessmen, traders and the exporters to file their returns quarterly instead of every month.

Saying that government had tried to simplify further a "simpler tax", he described the decision on relaxing GST as "advancing of the Diwali festivities for business community by a fortnight".

Modi said the decision to relax the GST provisions for the small traders, businessmen and exporters was in keeping with the Centre's promise to review the working of the new tax regime from time-to-time.

Modi, who began his home state visit with a trip to the Dwarkadish temple, said that on its completion, the Okha-Bet Dwarka bridge would contribute to development of the area.

He said merely developing an area was not sufficient unless it had connectivity with other areas. He said it would go a long way in reducing the difficulties that people faced over the years.

Follow the live for more updates

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

Gujarat local body election: 57.3% turnout as polling passes off peacefully; vote counting on 2 March
Politics

Gujarat local body election: 57.3% turnout as polling passes off peacefully; vote counting on 2 March

As per the State Election Commission (SEC), there are a total of 8,474 seats across 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats in the state, out of which candidates on 237 seats have remained unopposed.

Gujarat local body election 2021 Updates: 53.65% voter turnout in municipal, 58.93% in district and 59.01% in taluka panchayat polls
Politics

Gujarat local body election 2021 Updates: 53.65% voter turnout in municipal, 58.93% in district and 59.01% in taluka panchayat polls

Gujarat local body election 2021 LIVE updates: The counting of votes will be held on 2 March, the State Election Commission has said

Unions oppose Centre's move to allow private sector banks in govt business, term it 'unfair'
Business

Unions oppose Centre's move to allow private sector banks in govt business, term it 'unfair'

The AIBEA said the move will make it more difficult for public sector banks to lend to weaker and priority sectors at concessional rates of interest