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PM says let's make Mumbai No 1 city
October 06, 2004 14:10 IST
Last Updated: October 06, 2004 14:50 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday appealed to the Maharashtra electorate to vote "secular parties" back to power to ensure rapid socio-economic development in the country.
Singh said that because of a massive growth of in population, Mumbai's transport, communication and social services have come under tremendous strain. "When we talk of a resurgent Asia, people think of the great changes that have come about in Shanghai. I share this aspiration with the chief minister [Sushilkumar Shinde] and senior Congress leaders to transform Mumbai in the next five years in such a manner that people would forget about Shanghai and Mumbai will become a talking point," the prime minister said.
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