‘Modi has left me with a lot of responsibilities’

Modi has left her with a lot of responsibility and trust by handing over Gujarat to a women, says Anandiben.

By: Express News Service | Chhota Udepur | Published:June 4, 2014 1:34 am
Anandiben1 Anandi Patel distributes cheques to beneficiaries at the Krishi Mahotsav in Chhota Udepur Tuesday. (Source: Bhupendra Rana)

It was Narendra Modi all the way for Chief Minister Anandiben Patel who was on her maiden visit to Chhota Udepur district on Tuesday after taking over the reins the state. Patel who launched the 2014 edition of Krishi Mahotsav in this predominately tribal district, described herself as a “farmer’s daughter” and said Modi has left her with a lot of responsibilities.

“He (Modi) has left me with a lot of responsibility and trust by handing over Gujarat to a women of this state. It should be a proud moment for us,” she told a gathering at Chhota Udepur while launching the state-sponsored programme for farmers for eight districts including Vadodara, Anand, Kheda, Mahisagar, Panchmahals and Dahod.

“I know what farmers have suffered before Modi came into Gujarat, because I am a farmer’s daughter too. I have grown crops, bathed animals and done all the odd jobs that women in villages do. I know how much Modiji thought about farmers and arrived at the idea of launching the Krishi Mahotsav in 2005 so that the scientific techniques of farming could be taken to every village of this state and make lives better,” she said crediting Modi for uplifting the lives of farmers.

“He first brought water to your lives and then generated electricity for you. He built the check dams, canals, wells – whether for irrigation or drinking water – and ensured that the ground water table had increased by seven feet to bring development here,” she said narrating Modi’s achievements in a 25-minute speech.

Patel also announced that every village in central Gujarat that does not have milk cooperatives will now form one.

“The milk will be taken by dairies and bring more growth to your families, my sisters,” she said.

Patel promised that with Modi at the helm of affairs as the Prime Minister, the Gujarat Government would soon procure the much awaited Central government clearance to raise the height of the Narmada Dam to 138.68 meters.

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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:37 am
    Arun Shourie said not too long ago that there is not much difference between the Congressis and Bhaaayees. In the day, they abuse each other and at night, they sociualise. or something like this.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:37 am
    I believe in the Western world that weve been conditioned the censor our speech and only speak what people deem as exceptable. In the recent years, when we speak what we believe, and the other person doesnt agree we are immediately labeled, biggot, racist or phobic...
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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:38 am
    Instead of hearing and debating an issue in peace we sling insults... which inturns stops the flow of dialog and then the "acceptable idea" is now never opposed or challenged because the people are afraid to express their opinions.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:37 am
    They all are spending the money which they earned in these two tenures of UPA, it's time to relax, relief and spend hard earned money which they all finally championed to save at the cost of government rather power.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:37 am
    This is just terrible! How could the vehicle of cabinet rank minister be hit fatally by a common car driver?This shows an absolutely lackluster administrative state of our national capital in general and a very dilapidated condition of our traffic regulatory system in particular.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:38 am
    Today is the first day of 16th Lok Sabha. It is such a fall for India that today we have Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of the country, a man who features in confessions of multiple police-men as the one who either allegedly approved fake encounters or tried to interfere in justice.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:38 am
    When Mr Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minister of India, GL Singhal, the protagonist of two of the biggest criminal exposes of recent times, the Gujarat government reinstated suspended IPS officer Singhal as the Group Commandant of State Reserve Police at hinagar, Gujarat.
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    Durgesh Nandan
    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:38 am
    Will justice be buried for ever in Narendra Modi-raj? That is the question that every Indian should be asking today. It has just been two days since Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minister of India and GL Singhal, the protagonist of two of the biggest criminal exposes of recent times that directly indict Narendra Modi, seems to have gotten himself a plush posting.
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