Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The "MP Gazab Hai" catchline of the state tourism department has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who not only termed Madhya Pradesh a "gazab" (fantastic) state but also the "gaurav" (pride) of the nation.
Speaking virtually at a programme on Wednesday, the prime minister also said Madhya Pradesh has the "gati" (speed) as well as "lalak" (zeal) to develop the state.
"We used to see on television that 'MP gazab hai'...MP gazab to hai hi, MP desh ka gaurav bhi hai. MP me gati hai aur vikas ki lalak bhi hai. (MP is fantastic but it is also the pride of the country. MP has speed and zeal for development)" the prime minister said in his virtual address at the 'Pradhan Mantri SVAMITVA Yojna programme in Harda.
Praising Madhya Pradesh, which is ruled by BJP, for the speed and zeal in implementing Central welfare schemes, the PM said," Whenever any scheme is framed for the welfare of the people it is implemented in MP by (its government) working day and night. and whenever I see this, I feel very happy." In implementing the SVAMITVA Yojna, a scheme towards establishment of clear ownership of property, Madhya Pradesh is ahead of others (States) in its "trademark style", Modi said.
He also praised MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his "leadership in the area of land digitisation, extending the area of digital records of lands and their quality".
"In all spheres, MP is a leading state in the nation," the prime minister added.