Begin with the accomplishments of Gujarat. No doubt, the state saw strong growth even during the 1990s, before Modi became chief minister. But growth rate during that decade fluctuated wildly from year to year. The state's economy also suffered a massive shock from the earthquake in 2000-01 , just before Modi became Chief Minister.

Under Modi, the Gujarat economy not only made speedy recovery from the shock, its growth rate also accelerated significantly and became much more stable in the subsequent years. The average growth rate of the gross state domestic product (GSDP) during the Modi years, 2001-02 to 2011-12 , edged out those in Bihar, Haryana and Maharashtra. Read More