Faced hostility from Centre when I was CM: Modi in Gujarat
October 22, 2017  12:52
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting in Bhavnagar District.

- I am happy to be in Gujarat to personally convey new year greetings. This programme may be for a ferry between Ghogha and Dahej but this programme is of vital importance for the entire nation.

- Ferry service is a first of sorts. Its a dream come true for people of Gujarat.

- I am also here with regard to a project in dairy sector, a sector to which we have given immense importance over the last two decades.

- I urge people to explore opportunities in animal husbandry.

- The history of human civilisation illustrates the vitality of rivers and maritime trade. Gujarat is the land of Lothal. How can we forget these aspects of our history.

- This programme is to bring back to life our glorious past, connect Saurashtra and South Gujarat.

- Imagine how much time and petrol this ferry service will save. This ferry service connects Saurashtra and South Gujarat...people from these regions frequently travel to and fro.

- When I was serving as CM, I faced hostility from the then Central Government. Efforts were made to stall industries and the state's growth.

- Over the last three years we have changed that and given importance to the development of Gujarat.

- Gujarat is blessed with a long coastline and we should harness opportunities arising due to this. We took steps in developing coastal infrastructure.

- This ferry service will not be restricted to this one route. We are planning to link other places also through ferries.

Photograph and matter: Kind courtesy @PMOIndia/Twitter
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