Narendra Modi who lauds his development model on every public platform must have certainly got a shot in his arm from this publicly made statement by none other than Mr. Murthy. Talking to the media after receiving the award Murthy said that states should embrace good things from each other. Giving few examples he said that Gujarat has developed wonderful ideas, Karnataka has done well in IT and Tamil Nadu in automobile sector.
With a growing echo in the country for Modi as the next PM of the country, this is not the first time Modi's administrative skills have been appreciated. Almolst during the same time when Narayan Murthy was appreciating Modi, the tourism minister in Jammu and Kashmir, who belongs to the Congress, asked the chief minister Omar Abdullah to develop tourism in the state on the lines of Gujarat.
The minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir while praising the tourism policy of the Gujarat said that the Modi had planned tourism development in such a way where he "dovetails investors coming to Gujarat with massive infrastructure development", reported the Hindustan Times website.
How effective is Narendra Modi's charm became evident from the fact that soon after the third consecutive victory of Modi in the Gujarat assembly elections, the envoys of a few European countries while ending their unofficial and unannounced ten year boycott of Modi, met him in the national capital and discussed the ways of enhancing ties with the western Indian state.
After that in April this year Swiss and Candian ambassadors who were highly impressed from the industrial capabilities of the Gujarat under the leadership of Modi, met the chief minister and explored the business opportunities with the state. An official statement by the state government had said that during the detailed discussions the Swiss envoy Linus Von Castelmur explored the possibilities of partnership with Gujarat in areas of skill development, milk and agro processing, tourism, diamond and jewellery studded watch industry, urban planning and management.
The Canadian High Commissioner Stewart Beck, who also had a meeting with Modi in April, too explored the ways of strengthening ties with Gujarat. Notably, the Canada was also the partner country at the 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2013' that was held in January 2013.
The visits of the Swiss and Canadian envoys were followed by the Ambassador of Georgia Kachkachishvili Zurab, who while addressing a business seminar organized the industry body CII in Gujarat had praised Modi's government for attracting numerous investments. He said that the Gujarat had developed "dynamically" in the last decade. And while acknowledging the exporting power of the Gujarat, he expressed hopes that the state will invest in Georgia.