Narendra Modi completed 12 years of continuous rule as the Gujarat chief minister today. During this 12-years tenure, he not only hard-sold the so-called 'Gujarat model of development' but also got himself nominated as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 elections.
Modi is the 14th chief minister of Gujarat. According to a government release, "This is a record... No chief minister has served continuously for 12 years."
Speaking at Kamarajar Port in Chennai where the minister inaugurated several new projects, he said: "Of this, Rs 39,000 crore will be for port modernisation, Rs 55,000 crore for port connectivity and Rs 1.5 lakh crore for port led industrialisation."
The projects include a New Container Terminal worth Rs 1,270 crore, a new multi cargo terminal worth Rs 151 crore, Railway line to Container and Multi cargo terminal worth Rs 60 crore, and RFID system worth Rs 11.82 crore.
A high-powered committee of senior ministers has been set up by the Maharashtra government to hold discussions with farmers’ organisations to end the unrest.
Farmers’ organisations had been continuing the protest even after a loan waiver for small and marginal farmers was announced, and the setting up of the committee was seen as a move to assuage the egos of faction-ridden farmers’ organisations.
Successful conducted Shivar Sauvad Sabha event organized for farmer meet where leaders, members, MLA, Youth member, of BJP or BJYM where present.