Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that a handful of people involved in Gujarat bashing were now making futile attempts to disturb peace and unity in the state.
"There might be only five or 25 anti-Gujarat elements trying in vain all tricks of the trade and mischief, prescribing poison in the society to create hatred afresh between people," he said on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Godhra train carnage tomorrow.
Throwing a challenge to such "disturbing" elements, Modi said they would not succeed in their sinister designs as the state has a strong foundation of brotherhood and peace.
"This foundation has resulted in the state gathering inherent strength to attain new heights of development," he added.
Earlier, Modi dedicated the new Central Jail in Surat.
Describing the new jail as amongst the country's most hi-tech ones, he said it would combine technology with humanity, when it comes to reform of the inmates.
Modi also invited the Human Rights Commission to study the hi-tech system put in place.
The Central Jail, constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs 56 crore at Lajpore, can accommodate over 2,700 prisoners, official sources said.
It is the first of its kind jail in the state to have been equipped with a video surveillance facility, amongst others, they said.