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Gujarat is great despite Modi: Congress

india Updated: May 02, 2010 00:26 IST

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Gujarat has developed and achieved many heights in the last 50 years because of its people, who are entrepreneur, and hard working and nobody can stop the development and progress of the state, Ahmed Patel, political secretary of Sonia Gandhi said.

While addressing a public convention organised by the state Congress on state's Foundation Day, Patel said credit for the progress and develoment should entirely go to its people.

The Congress boycotted the state government organised events to celebrate Golden Jubilee of the state and had organised its own function in Gandhinagar.

"Even at the time of Independence in 1947 and formation of Gujarat state in 1960, Gujarat was far more developed than other states," he said, stressing that the development is not of recent past.

He also hit out at Chief Minister Narendra Modi and BJP government for claiming credits for the development in industrial and agriculture sector.

"Gujarat is known for Mahatma Gandhi, Sadrdar Patel and Ravi Shankar Maharaj, who created a unique pride of Gujarat and not those who put their hoardings clad in designer made clothes," he said, refering to Modi's penchant for his hoardings.

Former Textiles Minister Shankersinh Vaghela said that Gujarat's image got tainted and tarnished as people with fascist ideology are ruling the state and they should be thrown out of power at the earliest.