''Guj dream business destination, national scenario depressing''

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Showering praises on GujaratChief Minister Narendra Modi for making the state a dreamdestination for entrepreneurs, senior BJP leader L K Advanitoday said the national scenario was "really depressing".

Advani said "the achievements" in Gujarat have a lotto do with Modi''s "astounding success" in making the state''sadministration effectively curb red tape and corruption.

"On the national level, the scene is reallydepressing," he said in his blog referring to a recent reporttitled "India slips to No 87 in Transparency Corruption Index"and incidents of corruption hitting the nation.

"Our country has come to be known all over the worldas among the most corrupt countries of the world," he said inthe blog written in the context of Republic Day.

Advani also referred to the issue of food inflationand fuel price hike that has caused "extreme distress anddepression" to the people.

"In contrast one feels proud to hear the reports thathave been coming from Gujarat lately," the veteran BJP leadersaid.

He said that Modi could successfully attractentrepreneurs, Indian as well as foreign "very naturally" toGujarat.

"Since 2003, every alternate year, Gujarat has beenholding a Vibrant Gujarat programme. Four programmes havebeen held till now�in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

"This year''s Vibrant Gujarat attracted 101 countries,and about 1400 foreign delegates. MoUs worth 21 billiondollars, that is, roughly, one third of India''s GDP weresigned in two days flat," Advani wrote in his blog.

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