Earthquake-hit Gujarat faced plots to defame it, stop investment, says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi said Sunday that Gujarat has charted a new path of progress by overcoming drought, earthquake and other natural calamities as well as conspiracies to defame and stop investments in the state. “Gujarat overrode all of these,” Modi said, while addressing a public meeting after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of development projects in Bhuj — a town 20km from the epicentre of the 2001 earthquake that killed over 13,000 people.