Reiterating the demand for relocation of lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh, the All India Congress Committee general secretary, Digvijay Singh, today said that the Gir forest is getting too small to accommodate lions and that it is better to move some of them to the sanctuary in MP. “The Gir forest is unable to support such a large number of lions, and if some of them are relocated, it will not hurt anyone’s pride,” said Singh.
The Congress leader was in Ahmedabad to give away the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Awards to exporters. “The development of Gujarat is inherent to the enterprising people and not because of the government,” Singh said.
He also talked about how he and former Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel had improved their relations over the Sardar Sarovar Project.
“I remember when the Sardar Sarovar Dam was being planned, we (Keshubhai and he) were not on talking terms. It was the late Dhirubhai Ambani who had asked me to talk to Keshubhai. He broke the ice between us,” Singh said.