Modi compares growth in state with WB, Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recounted the contrast in growth with Gujarat he saw in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu during his visits for campaign to the two poll-bound states. He was addressing the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He said of West Bengal: "The same potato which the Gujarat farmer exports to Canada and mints millions, was not sold beyond the local retail market there. I saw people who just wanted to get free from the past 35 years of oppression."
He said in Tamil Nadu, politicians were offering voters washing machines without caring how they will provide electricity to run them.
He expressed concern over the spread of black money and corruption in the economy and society.
In his inaugural speech at the Gujarat Vepar Udyog Mahasammelan, Modi called the trade body to look beyond its immediate cause and take up initiatives for social causes.
"You must be in sync with new technology and give more chance to the young generation," he said, assuring the young businessmen of helping translate their ideas into reality with the help of incubation centre where the government was playing the role of catalyst in their growth.
GCCI Youth Wing presented awards to three young entrepreneurs - Akash Domadia, Tapasvi Kumar and Jatin Chaudhry for their innovative business ideas.
Earlier, state Industries Minister Saurabh Patel said how the state had progressed despite hurdles in its way from the Centre. Inclusive growth and balance in urban and rural economy resulted in their purchasing capacity which bolstered growth in production.
The Congress announced the names of its new working committee members, a day ahead of the Union Cabinet reshuffle.
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