In his first reaction on the recent Gujarat violence over the quota issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the incidents, which claimed at least ten lives, had upset the entire nation.
“The recent incidents of violence in Gujarat has upset the entire nation. Whatever happens to the land of Gandhi and Sardar Patel, the nation is shocked and pained first,” he said in his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Appreciating the people of Gujarat, Modi said their cooperation helped in controlling the situation.
“In a very short time, my Gujarati brothers and sisters controlled the situation. They played an active role and did not let the situation worsen and peace was restored in the state.
Urging people to work together for development, he said that development alone will solve all problems.
“Peace, unity and brotherhood are the only correct way and we have to walk together on the path of development as only it is the solution of our problems,” he said.