He is the Chief Minister of Gujarat since October 2001, under his leadership his party has won two Assembly elections with massive majority in 2002 and 2007 and several local body elections at various levels.
His first task as the CM was the challenge of Earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation (post Bhuj earthquake 2001) which he knobed so fabulously that it fetch him international recognition and awards. The way Kutch has developed today, is a remarkable event in the history of Gujarat
He made Gujarat the preferred global destination for investors by providing the requisite infrastructure in form of power, roads, ports etc conducive policies and initiatives like Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit held every two years are the additional points. At the same time, he worked for the all round development of the state and introduced innovations in governance in sectors like water management, agriculture, energy, girl child education, maternal and infant mortality rate, human resource development, setting up evening courts, effective interaction between farmers, scientists and government, grievance redress etc. known as A master strategist, he has now institutionalized many initiatives which are now a part of routine government functioning. The result is : Gujarat today not only leads the nation’s growth with highest GDP but also has the highest agriculture growth and has taken strides of development in various social sectors.
While he has Launched a number of visionary world class projects like the Special Investment Regions, Gujarat International Finance-Tech City (GIFT), Kalpasar Dam, Statue of Unity, Mahatma Mandir etc to name a few, he has also introduced novel ways of grassroots delivery like Garib Kalyan Melas, Apno Taluko Vibrant Taluko, Vanbandhu Kalyan etc
“To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend.” – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
“There’s no red tape in Gujarat, only red carpets”
The enigma behind Modi-Magic is out: hard work, perseverance, political wills self-discipline, excellent teamwork and high integrity (which even his worst critics accept). Above all, he has been an extremely responsive leader.
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