Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress, saying those who were in power for a long time in the country never took interest in the development of tribal areas as it required hard work.
He said he did not initiate development work for the sake of votes or to win elections, but he did it to improve the quality of people's lives.
“Those who ruled the country for a long time never took interest in the development of tribal areas as it requires hard work,” Modi said at the Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan rally after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of projects worth Rs 3,050 crore at Khudvel, a tribal region in Navsari district.
“Earlier, it used to take months for campaigns, such as vaccination, to reach forest areas where tribals reside, but now they are implemented in those pockets simultaneously along with urban areas,” he said.
The prime minister asked the people present at the rally whether they had received Coronavirus vaccine doses free of cost, to which they replied in the affirmative.
Modi said speedy development in Gujarat during the last two decades was the pride of the state.