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US report another recognition for people of Gujarat: Modi

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tweeted that a US report on Gujarat, which hails his government's effectiveness, is another recognition for the six crore people of the state.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2011 15:09 IST

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tweeted that a US report on Gujarat, which hails his government's effectiveness, is another recognition for the six crore people of the state.

"Another recognition for 6 crore Gujaratis. US report hails Guj's effective governance," Modi tweeted after US Congressional Research Service (CRS) report showered praise on him and said that the state, under him, has become a key driver of national economic growth.

"Jay Jay Garvi Guj (Hail, Hail Gujarat)," Modi further said in his tweet.

"Perhaps India's best example of effective governance and impressive development is found in Gujarat, where controversial chief minister Narendra Modi has streamlined economic processes, removing red tape and curtailing corruption in ways that have made the state a key driver of national economic growth," said the CRS report.

However, in May 2005, Modi was denied visa by the US after the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

An independent and bipartisan wing of the US Congress, the CRS prepares periodic reports on issues of interest to the US lawmakers.

"Seeking to overcome the taint of his alleged complicity in 2002 riots, Modi has overseen heavy investment in modern roads and power infrastructure, and annual growth of more than 11 per cent in recent years," the CRS said.