Dahod: Using to the hilt his Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit's and state Congress' praise of his government's track record on development, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the state is considered as a roll-model for development and Congress has accepted it.
Modi also slammed the union government alleging "the UPA government at the Centre has "damaged the image of the nation in the world with a series of scams".
"Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit talking about us recently said that time and again we are getting re-elected due to our record of developmental work," Modi said at the end of his day-long Sadbhavna fast.
"The Gujarat Congress pullout (advertisement) also accepted the developmental work carried out in the state by us," Modi further said.
"It has been established by now that Gujarat has developed as a state and it has become a role-model for development in the country. The statements by our opponents prove it," Modi further said.
Delhi chief minister Shiela Dikshit had, addressing a function on Tuesday in Agra, said "I am not talking about party. There is no two opinion that development is taking place in Gujarat and (because of that) government gets re-elected. Why governments get re-elected? Why they come (to power) again and again? Because they ensure development."
Later Dikshit clarified that she had not praised Modi. Congress' pullout on the occasion of the Republic Day issued in some parts of the state had also praised Modi for his developmental work.