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PTI Narendra Modi at a primary school in Banaskantha in 2011. The State's spending on education is falling.

But in Modi’s Gujarat the difference between development and darkness is all too visible to those who care to see. By HIMANSHU UPADHYAYA

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Excellent article is what I have got to say. I have to say, Frontline is one of the very few magazines which provides a decent analysis of political issues. I got to know about the 2G spectrum, the coal mining, commonwealth scams of Congrees/UPA through Frontline when they did a detailed report like the one above when those scams surfaced. Hence, I will not accept that Frontline or Hindu for that matter is biased. The article is neutral. It states points mentioned in the CAG report. It leaves the reader to formulate his/her own opinion.
from:  Agne Kirupha C S
Posted on: May 13, 2013 at 22:35 IST
Here I thought only engineers are pessimist.

I agree to the fact that NaMo is not perfect. But lets look at the brighter side of it. To be honest
"How many CM you know who have done even half of the development of what Modi has done in Gujrat?"

Let me answer it

I don't even know the names of all the CM in my own 10 year old state. My brain is too important for me to learn those corrupt names.

I don't even know someone as fearless and as minded politician than Modi.

He is a true leader with a vision. Communal violence in Gujarat was past. The preparators should not be forgiven. More than 100 miscreants are already punished. And all this happened in Gujarat itself when Modi was CM. Would he let it happen had he been a culprit. Come on Guys - It's very much clear.

On an end note I would wish that every state in India have such great person to lead.

from:  INDIAN
Posted on: May 13, 2013 at 19:34 IST
A biased article by Frontline to propagate its image of being intellectual and irreligious. Mr Modi has done well in Gujarat. On paper we can do any kind of analysis but all that will not take us away from the fact that people of Gujarat have voted for Mr Modi for the third time in a row. Thats is the real and universally accepted verdict.I support Modi because I want someone with a strong sense of ownership for my country
from:  Rohit
Posted on: May 12, 2013 at 05:24 IST
Don't go on my name that I am a supporter of BJP, but only I trust is that what actually Modi had done in the Gujrat in past decade and we all Indians should to agree for his total devotion and we can appreciate to him for his work.
from:  Shrikumar Munde
Posted on: May 10, 2013 at 03:07 IST
why indians struggle for freedom and ruling kings,,when they are loving to rule by only one family,,
from:  virender
Posted on: May 9, 2013 at 22:57 IST
Nice lengthy article with lot of figures. Having seen some of the CAG reports my opinion is that these reports can't be taken on face value. I dont say there will not be any truth, but the CAG figures are often hypothetical eg. 2G case, I forgot the number 176000...........
from:  RK BHAT
Posted on: May 8, 2013 at 07:39 IST
Excellent article
from:  Ramesh
Posted on: May 7, 2013 at 19:56 IST

Quite true that Gujarat lags in Human Development Index but the problem is more due to poor migrants it attracts from other States.
from:  Balram Rathod
Posted on: May 6, 2013 at 17:27 IST
Five years or ten years from now, India will be scrambling to put a new man in Modi's place. That's how Indian democracy moves. We give five-yearly chance to these politicians to make new promises to us, assure us of greener pastures on the other side of the hill, deliver some gimmickery, handover the nation's wealth to the few business houses. Then we get bored with the government over the years and then we decide to bring 'the other' against the imcumbant. NaMo or MaMo, there is absolutely no difference between them.
from:  Tariq
Posted on: May 6, 2013 at 17:00 IST
Okay, it is granted that Gujarat is bad; NaMo is not the best person on the earth... but, a big but, show me one well managed state in india; show me who is worthy of the PM post; manmohan singh? he made himself a laughing stock... rahul? he will make one more... who is relatively corruption free and efficient? jaya? mamta? nitish? I think india needs a strong benevolent dictator; some of the things that modi had done wrong, i am sure, he will correct himself on the way.... lets give him a chance, after all!
from:  SRji
Posted on: May 5, 2013 at 23:53 IST
Modi will win if internet BOTS are the only ones who can vote.
from:  Janarddan
Posted on: May 5, 2013 at 22:29 IST
I accept all your facts.Will you do a similar one on Congress party's first family so that we compare the two evils?
from:  Ramakrishnan P
Posted on: May 5, 2013 at 18:06 IST
Frontline is notorious for its anti-BJP bias in its coverages so not shocked to see this article. this magazine is a propaganda tool of of Marxists tribe in in India
from:  ashutosh ghildiyal
Posted on: May 5, 2013 at 10:10 IST
Thanks to Frontline, this cover story is really an eye opener for reader like me.
from:  Kannan
Posted on: May 5, 2013 at 09:36 IST
Well all those Modi-bashers think they are the guardian of civil society. Please wake up there is nothing wrong in acknowledging good work done by him. Criticize constructively. You cannot deny the fact there has not been a single riot in Gujarat neither did he ask vote on cast or religion. At least he asked the people to vote on his performance. And people gave him the verdict and that is the truth. Agreed much work needs to be done but at least he made an attempt and did the work that was not even touched upon.
from:  ajay
Posted on: May 5, 2013 at 03:00 IST
There's a proverb to the effect that you can wake up a sleeping person, but if somebody is pretending to be asleep, how can you wake him up? Right, Sunil Prajapati? The BJP quotes CAG in Delhi, but in Gujarat the finance minister would question the veracity of CAG reports. When Kejriwal would speak of Cong corruption, everybody is happy and when he speaks of Modi's corruption, people start looking for his motives. These people are yet to realise what five business houses are up to in Gujarat, Adani sells CNG at Rs 51 and Torrrent Power is costlier than most places.
from:  Reeti Shah
Posted on: May 4, 2013 at 15:15 IST
How long can on hide the truth? Modi and his sycophants has indulged in massive propaganda which under scrutiny falls apart . Why is Mr modi so hungry for power ? Why does he run behind the P.M chair and look so desperate ?
from:  Amar
Posted on: May 4, 2013 at 00:24 IST
Till date, I believed only in FRONTLINE for neutral facts & research & news.But It lost my trust today.This is a totally bias story well fabricated to malign Modiji.Lion from Land of Lion. Journalism in india has started to Die.
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 18:11 IST
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 18:07 IST
The corrupt political hangers on,especially the sycophantic brigade of the Congress..seem to be scared of Narendra Modi coming to power at the Centre. Have sensed this, so called protectors of democracy NGOS and media with their own agenda..saddened by the fact that Gujarat a progressive state has flourished with calm since a decade. Unfortunate that people have not seen the damage the Nehru Gandhi dynasty has inflicted.
from:  Subhash
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 11:06 IST
Thank you Himanshu for a studied expose of lies. Of course, some will still think that lies are better than truth and bare facts.
from:  Stalin K
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 10:38 IST
Well I feel the article does not cover education which is what Gujarat needs most. While the myth of progress is touted out loud, education is taking a beating. One has to look at the backgrounds of the Vice-Chancellors to understand the long term damage done to the State. Surprisingly, the Congress Governor too does nothing to stop such practices, education being on the concurrent list.
from:  Rajan Barrett
Posted on: May 3, 2013 at 00:08 IST
Vow,you have done a splendid research.Excellent article.Now get ready for bashing by Modi supporters.
from:  Prakash
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 16:39 IST
Is building up euphoria restricted and limited to chosen families?
from:  P.S.Arunachalam
Posted on: May 2, 2013 at 12:51 IST
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