Narendra Modi writes an open letter to the people of Gujarat:

One thing is apparent from the Supreme Court’s judgment. The unhealthy environment created by the unfounded and false allegations made against me and Government of Gujarat, after 2002 riots, has come to an end. For the past ten years, it has become fashionable to defame me and the State of Gujarat. These elements who could not tolerate any positive development of Gujarat have not left any stone unturned to defame Gujarat. It is difficult to say whether this campaign of defamation will stop even after the judgment of the Supreme Court. But one thing is certain that the credibility of those who have been spreading lies and defaming Gujarat has come to its lowest ebb. The people of this country will not trust such elements anymore.

After 2002, Gujarat has not spared any effort to march towards peace, harmony and progress even amidst false propaganda, lies, conspiracies and allegations.

Besides the things that must be condemned, one thing we ought to commend: He has stuck with the message of governance since 2002. Everything he refers to is always post-2002. Not once have I found him speaking about or trying to defend himself for the ’02 riots.

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Meanwhile closer here:

Identifying Gujarat as perhaps the best example of effective governance and impressive development in India, a Congressional report showered praise on Chief Minister Narendra Modi and said the state under him has become a key driver of national economic growth.

Gujarat, is followed by Bihar and its Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for his governance and administrative skills, the latest report of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on India said.

“Perhaps India’s best example of effective governance and impressive development is found in Gujarat, where controversial Chief Minister Narendra Modi has streamlined economic processes, removing red tape and curtailing corruption in ways that have made the state a key driver of national economic growth,” said the CRS report.

That’s a pretty good week for Modi.

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Religious folks looking for confirmation: Keep an eye on this man’s god. This guy might be on to something here.

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