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Modi as CM: 2062 days and counting
May 29, 2007 15:53 IST
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is set to create a record for his longest and continuous rule of 2,063 days as on June 1 this year.
Modi took over charge as Gujarat chief minister on October 7, 2001 and so far leads the public administration with his longest spell, said an official release in Ahmedabad on Monday.
Gujarat, established in 1960, has so far had 14 chief ministers ruling the state in last 47 years. Late Hitendra Desai ruled for maximum of 2,062 days whereas Modi will set a record on June 1.
It is noteworthy that when Modi took over as chief minister, Gujarat's economy was down after a severe earthquake. Modi won praise for creating a new identity with his 'Vibrant Gujarat' as the best administrator, by giving a new work culture to the state through transparent administration.
He initiated various schemes and involved public participation in the process of development.
He won the confidence of 5.5 crore Gujaratis and led the state to its pinnacle of glory in industrial, agricultural, economical and social infrastructural sector, utilise power of five best developmental elements 'Panchamrut,' the release said.
Modi as a chief minister has secured special achievements in the state's democratic rule. Prior to becoming chief minister, he had never contested an election. He had worked for the party organisation and devoted himself for social services, the release said.
A political career of late Hitendra Desai as a chief minister includes two separate party ideologies -- United Congress and Sanstha Congress whereas Modi's political and public life career is moulded by RSS and BJP Ideology.