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Statehood day: Modi hails contribution of Karnataka, MP, Kerala

School Children during the 64th Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru on Friday, November 01, 2019

School Children during the 64th Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru on Friday, November 01, 2019   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

Strong states will strengthen country, says Mamata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the contribution of Karnataka, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala in the growth trajectory of the country as they mark their respective statehood day on Friday.

As Karnataka celebrates its Rajyotsava, the Prime Minister referred to its “outstanding contribution“ towards India’s progress.

“The state’s natural beauty and people’s warm-hearted nature are well known. Praying for Karnataka’s development in the times to come,” he tweeted.

Karnataka came into being on this day in 1956.

On Haryana’s statehood day, Mr. Modi referred to it as a land of courage, skill, soldiers and farmers.

He said Haryana is a mix of ancient culture and new technology which is contributing to the nation’s growth.

The state was formed in 1966.

Wishing the people of Madhya Pradesh on its statehood day, the Prime Minister wished the state success.

“On Kerala Piravi day, greetings to my sisters and brothers of Kerala. People from this state have made remarkable contributions to the nation. May the people of the state be happy and prosperous,” Mr. Modi said.

Kerala was formed on this day in 1956.

Strong states will strengthen country:  Mamata

Extending her greetings to the people of the states whose foundation days are celebrated on November one, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urged them to strengthen the country’s federal structure.

“Heartiest greetings to my brothers & sisters of Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh on the Foundation Day of their States,” Ms. Banerjee tweeted.

“The Indian Union will be strengthened only when States are strong. Let us strengthen our federal structure.

Jai Hind. Joy Bangla,” she added.

Take pledge to make states prosperous, says Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the support and progress of every state has helped form India and asked all to take a pledge to make states prosperous.

The Congress leader also said that the idea of India celebrates “our collective strength in diversity”.

“My best wishes to the people of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Haryana on their state formation day. The support and progress of every state has helped for India.Let us take a pledge to make our own states prosperous.

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