shivraj-singh-chouhan-PTIHeaping praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the Line of Control, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that the PM’s “56 inches” chest has now swelled to 100 inches.

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“Now, the chest is not 56 inches but 100 inches,” Mr Chouhan said at the inaugural session of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) convention in Bhopal.

“Our growth rate is higher than China’s. You all have seen an example of strong India recently,” he added.

“Congratulations to our Army, congratulations to Narendra Modi-ji. Now, the chest is not 56 inches but 100 inches,” Mr Chouhan said.

He said that a “new India” has now emerged and Madhya Pradesh, too, is playing its role in the country’s development. The Chief Minister attended the inaugural session of the convention along with Union Minister Kalraj Mishra and Ministers of State Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary and Giriraj Singh.

The MSME sector is the key to development, and instead of mass production, production by masses is needed for the overall growth, Mr Chouhan said.

“The country is buzzing with development activities under the strong leadership of (PM) Modi,” he said.

“MP’s growth rate is the highest in the country and agriculture growth rate highest in the world. The state, which was power-starved a decade ago, now has surplus energy,” he said.