Congress can't develop a state like Gujarat: Modi

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Gulbarga, May 18 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today challenged the Congress leaders to achieve the level of development in the states ruled by their party, like it was achieved in Gujarat by the BJP.

Addressing an election meeting here, Mr Modi held Congress leaders as responsible for growing terrorist activities in the country. It's (Congress) leaders had adopted a soft approach in curbing terrorism leading to recent terror strikes, he blamed.

Expressing concern over Karnataka becoming a 'breeding point' for terrorists, Mr Modi accused terror incidents around the country had its connection in Karnataka.

"Militants arrested in London, in Hyderabad or the 11 terrorists who were arrested in Bhopal are all unfortunately belong to Karnataka," he claimed.

BJP would put down terrorism and other anti social elements with iron hand if it came to power in the ongoing Assembly elections, he said.

Listing out the achievement of the Gujarat government, he said despite being rain deficient state it had achieved spectacular growth in agriculture to achieve an output of Rs 34,000 crore.

"Gujarat is exporting cotton to Italy, France and Indonesia and the farmers converting rupees into dollars," he claimed.

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