Narendra Modi to address convention of BJP CMs

New Delhi, May 31: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been given the pride of place to guide chief ministers of BJP-ruled states on good governance at a conference next month in Maharashtra.

Modi will deliver the keynote address at the national convention on good governance at Sangh Parivar’s training centre Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini near Mumbai on June 5-6.

“Named Suraj-Sankalp (commitment to good governance), the conference will focus on review of some very noteworthy and innovative welfare or development initiatives,” Convenor, BJP Governance Cell, Manohar Parrikar said.

Asked why Modi was chosen for delivering the keynote address, Parrikar said the decision was taken keeping his “good” track-record of governance in mind as well as the fact that he is the “senior most” chief minister.

Modi was recently summoned by Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to be quizzed on his alleged role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.