Modi praises Chhattisgarh for ‘new heights in development’

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday heaped praises on the state of Chattisgarh, saying it has shown how smaller states can scale new heights in development.

“Chhattisgarh has shown the way and demonstrate how a relatively smaller state can scale new heights in development,” the Prime Minister said at a public meeting after inaugurating the ‘Rajyostsav’ in Naya Raipur, the new state capital.

Modi recalled the efforts of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the formation of Chhattisgarh.

The Prime Minister earlier inaugurated a jungle safari, a statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Naya Raipur Bus Rapid Transport System project as part of the Rajyotsav celebrations.

Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000, by carving out Chhattisgarhi-speaking tribal districts from Madhya Pradesh.