“I couldn’t stop myself and I requested the then (Congress) government in Uttarakhand to give Gujarat the responsibility of rebuilding Kedarnath. The then (Uttarakhand) Chief Minister had agreed,” PM Modi said.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged, “Modiji has disrespected our tradition and culture by putting up a stage right outside the main entry of Kedarnath and giving his speech with his back towards Lord Shiva.”
Congress spokesperson R P N Singh claimed there is no record of Modi, the then chief minister of Gujarat, doing anything for redevelopment of Kedarnath or for rescuing people during the flash floods that hit the state in 2013.
The prime minister had called ferry service his “dream project” while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday. He will address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry.
PM Modi said, “Through the work we are doing in Kedarnath, we want to show how an ideal ‘Tirth Kshetra’ should be, how it should be pilgrim friendly and the well being of the priests should be given importance.”
“The floods of 2013 had made all of us extremely sad. That time I was not the Prime Minister, I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. I came here to do all that I could for the victims,” Modi said.
Narendra Modi in Kedarnath LIVE updates: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, state ministers and BJP workers are among the 4,000 people, who are expected to be present on the temple premises.
At least 4,000 people, including Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat and state ministers and BJP workers, are expected to be present on the Kedarnath premises.
On PM Modi’s itinerary for Sunday is the mega event of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation.
PM Modi reached Gurez around 11 am and spent more than two hours with the troopers deployed there. Both the Army and BSF guard the LoC in Gurez sector.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent his fourth successive Diwali with jawans on the border, while Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the forest-dwelling ‘Vantangiya’ community
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday reached the Gurez valley along the Line of Control (LoC) to celebrate Diwali with troops posted in the forward area.
Last financial year, of the additional Rs 15,000 crore that the MoRD sought in supplementary demands, the Finance Ministry cleared only Rs 9,000 crore.
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The Congress’ allegations against PM Modi came in response to Tuesday’s attack by the BJP on Robert Vadra and the Congress leadership