'May Feel Unfair, Will Help Nation in the Long Run': PM Modi Amid Agnipath Row

Modi is on a two-day visit to Karnataka, where he laid the foundation stone for rail and road projects on Monday.

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech in Bengaluru on Monday, 20 June, said that many decisions that seem unpleasant at the moment would benefit the entire country in the future, hinting at the ongoing Agnipath protests.

"Many decisions, many reforms might look unpleasant at the present but over the course of time, those same reforms will benefit the entire country," he said.

"The path to reforms takes us to new milestones," PM Modi added, making no direct reference to the scheme.

Modi is on a two-day visit to Karnataka, where he laid the foundation stone for rail and road infrastructure projects worth over Rs 28,000 crore on Monday.

The leader is scheduled to attend various programmes in Bengaluru and Mysuru.

Modi Inaugurates Centre for Brain Research in Bengaluru

Every nation must give topmost importance to healthcare, Modi said earlier on Monday, as he inaugurated the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) and laid the foundation stone for a multi-speciality hospital in Bengaluru.

Stating that he is glad to inaugurate the CBR at IISc, the PM said, "The joy is greater because I also had the honour of laying the foundation stone for this project. This Centre will be at the forefront of research on how to manage brain related disorders."

The CBR is developed as a one of its kind research facility and focuses on conducting vital research to provide evidence-based public health interventions to manage age-related brain disorders, officials said.


Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, and co-founder of IT major Infosys S Gopalakrishnan and his family were among those present at the event.

PM Modi Launches Projects Worth Rs 33,000 Crore

PM Modi also launched development projects worth Rs 33,000 crore in Kommaghatta and laid the foundation stone for the Bengaluru Suburban Rail project and other railway projects on Monday.

Karnataka's GDP will see a 2 percent rise once these projects are completed, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

The PM launched 100 percent electrification of Konkan Railway, Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal, Arsikere-Tumkur double track and rail service, and Yelahanka-Penukonda double track andrail service.

Inaugurates 'BASE' University Campus

Modi also inaugurated the newly built campus of Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) University located in Jnanabharati Campus in Bengaluru on Monday.

He also unveiled the 22-ft bronze statue of Dr Ambedkar installed on the campus and was presented with a miniature model of Ambedkar.

The event was devoid of any speech or announcement.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande
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