Union Minister Srikant Kumar Jena slammed the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government for claiming credit for achievements in the Centre-funded projects in the state. Its the Congress that has laid the foundation of development in Gujarat. No other political party,no individual,has done the kind development work the Congress has done in Gujarat. But some people,who tend to look negatively at whatever we do,try to take false credit for the development of Gujarat. Why dont they tell people the truth? Jena said. Gujarats true development is Congress vow, he said,adding that the development will be from every level and every class of society.
The Congress has been inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to create a new Gujarat. And we will definitely create it,said Jena,Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers (Independent charge). Congress leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Patel,among others played a significant role in the progress of Gujarat,said the minister,who was in the city for a function organised by the city unit of the Congress party to mark its 129th anniversary. He said the Centre has supported projects related to poverty alleviation.