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Rajasthan: ‘Used to feel lagged behind Gujarat,’ says Gehlot as PM inaugurates various projects

New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday compared the Thar state with Gujarat saying that they are catching up with the latter in terms of development. Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Congress-ruled Rajasthan, CM Gehlot said, “Earlier we used to compete with Gujarat and used to feel that we are lagging behind […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: May 10, 2023 13:28 IST
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New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday compared the Thar state with Gujarat saying that they are catching up with the latter in terms of development.

Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Congress-ruled Rajasthan, CM Gehlot said, “Earlier we used to compete with Gujarat and used to feel that we are lagging behind but now we have moved forward,” said Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.

“I am happy that PM will dedicate national highway and railway projects today… Good works have happened in Rajasthan, roads are good in Rajasthan,” he added.

He further said, “I am happy to say that due to the good governance of our government, Rajasthan has reached the second number in the country in terms of economic development. I keep writing letters to you (PM Modi) regarding the pending demands of our state and will continue to write.”

“There is no enmity in democracy. It’s a battle of ideology. There should be peace and harmony among the people in the country. Violence stops development. Without opposition, there is no government so opposition should be respected,” said CM Gehlot.

‘Ki Aata pehle ya Data pehle’

Meanwhile, addressing a public rally in Nathdwara, the Prime Minister asserted that Rajasthan would have been a better place only if some measures would have been taken earlier.

“If enough medical colleges would have been built earlier, we would not have had to face the shortage of doctors, if every household would have got water, we would not have had to start the Rs 3.5 lakh crore Jal Jeevan Mission,” said PM Modi.

“Some people are filled with so much negativity that they cannot see any good things happening in the country. They only like to create controversy. You might have heard some people say ‘Ki Aata pehle ya Data pehle’ but history is witness that along with basic facilities, modern infrastructure is also necessary for fast-paced development,” he added.

Investment of over Rs 5,500 

The Prime Minister dedicated and laid the foundation stone of infrastructure projects worth over Rs 5,500 crores in Nathdwara.

First published on: May 10, 2023 01:28 PM IST

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