A large chunk of population in the country expects Modi to be the next Prime Minister post 2014 Lok Sabha elections. To strengthen his claims for the post, Modi needs to win the upcoming state elections at any cost. He too understands it very well and thus is not leaving any stone unturned in the way to the top post.
At one side when the state is abuzz with the name of Modi, Congress has not even declared the name of its candidate for the CM's post while following its old time custom to generally not name the person for the top post.
The best thing with Modi is that he has given political stability to the state and has transformed the image of the Gujarat as a investor friendly place. One of the biggest examples is Tata Motors' Nano plant, which has been set up in Sanand with an ease after West Bengal ruled out Tata's entry.
Unlike in other states where land acquisition has become a cumbersome job for the governments due to unclear policies, Gujarat has not faced any such problems during the regime of Modi. According to reports after the Sanand deal was sealed between the state government and the Tata Motors, the villagers got scared that their land will be taken away at dirt cheap prices or for free in a forcible manner. However, the state government offered them a compensation four times bigger than the market price. Farmers got relieved and the transfer of land became a smooth affair.
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