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No need to adopt Gujarat model in HP: Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday that there was “no need” to adopt the Gujarat model in the state because the state was “far more developed” than Gujarat.

punjab Updated: Apr 18, 2014 21:25 IST
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Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday that there was “no need” to adopt the Gujarat model in the state because the state was “far more developed” than Gujarat.

Singh said HP was second after Kerala in terms of literacy, which showed that education infrastructure and facilities were far better than that of Gujarat. “The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the state are not able to see the development of the state and are bent on adopting the Gujarat model,” said Singh, during election meetings in Theog and Kotkhai of the Shimla parliamentary segment.

“It would be better if we send Dhumals to Gujarat as they are not able to witness the development of Himachal and are forgetting that the needs of states with different topography are different,” he added.

He also criticised BJP leaders for their statement of dislodging the state government after poll results on May 16. “It seems Dhumal and his coterie have lost their mental stability and have no knowledge of the Constitution,” said Singh, adding that the Congress had maintained the rule of law in the country.

He alleged that BJP leaders were “used to unnatural tactics”, but they would not help them anymore.