23rd January 2013: The Chief Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mr.Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala for unanimously being elected as the Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly today.
The Chief Minister said that Mr.Vala has extensively contributed for 45 years,
during which he has performed all kind of responsibilities including his role in public life and that of in the House. He has proved his commitment as a dedicated leader and an efficient administrator.
As a senior minister he has been a driving force for the Gujarat government. Many of the records have been registered in his name, which is not a small feat, the Chief Minister said.
Appreciating Mr.Vala’s sense of humor, Mr.Modi said that he has been successful in easing even the most stressful situations through his humorous approach.
The Chief Minister also took a pleased note of the Opposition’s support in the unanimous election of Mr.Vala, and thus by contributing in upkeep of the high traditions of the House. He exuded faith that for the next five years the proceedings of the House will see efficient administration along with lighter moments due to Mr.Vala’s approach.
On the commencing of the first session of the Assembly today the Chief Minister congratulated all the MLAs. He observed that January 23, i.e. today, is the birth anniversary of Subhashchandra Bose who had contributed immensely in India’s freedom struggle. Paying tributes to the Netaji Bose he wished the House would keep contributing in upkeep of its glorious traditions in the coming years.
Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau