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PM Modi Addresses Rally in Bharuch, Calls Opposition ‘Thieves’

PM Modi began with a roadshow in his hometown of Vadnagar on his second day in Gujarat.

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Narendra Modi said building of infrastructure should enhance economic activities and add to the atmosphere of development.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat. He inaugurated a number of projects during his visit. On Sunday, he visited his childhood school in his hometown of Vadnagar and also addressed a public meeting – both of which he did for the first time since becoming the Prime Minister in 2014.

Snapshot
  • Prime Minister is on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat
  • He visited his birthplace, Vadnagar, for the first time since he became Prime Minister in 2014
  • His trip began with a visit to Dwarkadheesh Temple in Gujarat’s Dwarka
  • Modi is scheduled to lay foundation stone for four National Highway projects in the state
  • In Dwarka, Modi praised the measures announced by Jaitley on Friday to ease the burden of GST, saying “Diwali has come early” with these changes
  • He launched an immunisation project in Vadnagar and inaugurated the GMERS Medical College
2:57 PM , 08 Oct

Watch: PM Modi Addresses Rally in Bharuch

While addressing a rally in Bharuch, PM Narendra Modi lauded the government for building a barrage over Narmada river.

Laying the foundation stone for the barrage, he said that it will save people “money, time and petrol”. The barrage, he said, will connect South Gujarat with Bharuch.

He also added that “political will” helped the government build the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

Taking a dig at the Opposition by saying that no “matter how many thieves come and go, truth and sincerity will win.”

I have taken birth in the land of Gandhi and Sardar Patel. So it does not matter how many thieves come and go, but ultimately truth and sincerity will win.
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2:29 PM , 08 Oct

PM Reaches Bharuch

PM Modi reached Bharuch, where he laid the foundation stone of a barrage over the Narmada River. He also flagged off the Antyodaya Express.

1:52 PM , 08 Oct

"Healthcare Needs to Become Accessible for Poor"

After visiting the medical college GMERS, PM Modi spoke about the need for accessible and affordable healthcare for the poor.

Jab Atal ji ki sarkaar thi... tab jaa ke humare desh mein health policy bani thi (When Atalji’s government was there, that’s when a health policy was formulated in our country)... Doctors and good food may or may not guarantee good health, but cleanliness does.
Today I met youngsters from a medical college. We, as a society, require more doctors who can serve people... We have brought prices of stents down. Work is constantly being done to make healthcare affordable for the poor.
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1:52 PM , 08 Oct

The India-China Connection

PM Modi spoke about the Chinese scholar Xuanzang, who “visited my village in India and then in China he visited President Xi's village.”


Published: 07 Oct 2017, 6:27 AM IST
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