Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on expressed confidence that the BJP will register a massive victory in the Gujarat assembly elections to be held next month. He further tagged the Congress as "anti-people" and said the people of the state are with the BJP.
"BJP is very confident of winning the elections in Gujarat and it will register a massive victory on the basis of the work done by the government," the Human Resource Development Minister said.
"The important work that the BJP government has done in Gujarat is to bring the Narmada water to the parched regions of Saurashtra and the Kutch. This is a path-breaking work. The Congress has always tried to stop the Narmada project work. It (Congress) is anti-people and therefore people are with the (BJP) government, which has brought water to the region," he said.
Under the project, drinking water from Narmada is being provided to 10,000 villages and 173 towns and cities in Saurashtra and Kutch regions, the BJP leader said.
"It is (bringing Narmada water to the region) nothing less than a feat," he added.
The minister claimed that Gujarat has always stood first in all the annual government surveys. It is number one in industrial outputs. It provides electricity 24 hours and its agricultural output, including that of fruits, vegetables, cotton and groundnuts, has increased under the BJP government.
In a veiled attack on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a campaign tour in north Gujarat, Mr Javadekar said, "They are moving in a bus, while we are in the hearts of Gujarati people." PTI