US CRS report another recognition for people of Gujarat : Modi

Narendra Modi
Ahmedabad, Sep 14: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi today (Sep 14) tweeted that the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on Gujarat is another recognition for the six crore people of the state.

"Another recognition for 6 crore Gujaratis. US report hails Guj's effective governance," Modi tweeted after a Congressional report showered praise on the Chief Minister Narendra Modi and said that the state, under him, has become a key driver of national economic growth.

"Jay Jay Garvi Guj (Hail, Hail Gujarat)," Modi further said in his tweet.

"Perhaps India's best example of effective governance and impressive development is found in Gujarat, where controversial Chief Minister Narendra Modi has streamlined economic processes, removing red tape and curtailing corruption in ways that have made the state a key driver of national economic growth," said the CRS report.

However, in May 2005, Modi had been denied visa by the US after the 2002 post-Godhra riots. An independent and bipartisan wing of the US Congress, the CRS prepares periodic reports on issues of interest to the US lawmakers.

"Seeking to overcome the taint of his alleged complicity in 2002 riots, Modi has overseen heavy investment in modern roads and power infrastructure, and annual growth of more than 11 per cent in recent years," the CRS said.


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