The chief minister was felicitated for creating the new tehsil of Bodeli on this occasion.
Taking a dig at the Congress president, Modi said she "changed the direction" and went to Rajkot to kickstart the campaign of her party this time, because in 2007, Congress candidate had lost from Chhota Udepur, where Gandhi had launched the poll campaign.
Congress would be trounced in Rajkot this time, he said.
He also said that so far he was only undoing the damage done during the Congress rule, and "march towards excellent and divine Gujarat will commence from January 2013."
He also promised that a few more new tehsils and districts will be created post-elections.