PM in Agra HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Agra inaugurates the Gangajal Project that will improve the water supply in the city. The programme will provide a supply of better drinking water which will benefit the residents as well as tourists. The Prime Minister launched civic projects worth Rs 2,980 crore in Agra. “Projects relating to health, sanitation, education will also be inaugurated,” Modi had tweeted earlier in the day.
Modi’s Agra visit comes a day after the Union Cabinet gave its approval for 10% reservation for economically backward upper caste. It assumes significance as caste equations in Uttar Pradesh have always played a major role in shaping electoral fortunes.
Earlier, Modi launched a slew of infrastructure projects in Maharashtra’s Solapur district. Addressing a rally, PM Modi said that smooth passage of the quota bill in the Lok Sabha was a strong answer by the Parliament to those spreading lies. The PM also raked up the VVIP chopper case and alleged that middleman Christian Michel was lobbying for Rafale’s rivals in the deal. “The onus is on the Congress to come clean on what is driving its allegations on the (Rafale) deal,” he said.
PM Modi to inaugurate host of projects in Agra.
Rahul Gandhi disrespected Defence Minister, disrespected all women: Modi in Agra
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi's remark on Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Modi said that now the opposition is bent upon insulting a woman. He said, "The Congress has been left baffled and is now bent on insulting a female defence minister. This is not just an insult to the defence minister an insult of women and women power in the country.”
PM Modi thanks his 'comrades' in Parliament for the passage of Economic reservation Bill
These initiatives of the NDA government are very important for the future of India without harming the interests of any class, and giving parity and equality to the poor. I express my gratitude to every citizen of the country, to all the comrades of Parliament, for strengthening the sense of equality and harmony: PM Modi on the passage of Economic reservation Bill.
GST is not a separate tax: PM Modi in Agra
GST is not a separate tax that has been levied. Rather than putting the burden of dozens of taxes on all the goods or services, a single tax system has been used: PM Modi
Modi talks about the success of Ayushman Bharat
Thanks to Ayushman Bharat, also known as Modi care, people are getting affordable medical care. Even if one person in a family falls ill, a lot of money is spent on their medical expenses, Ayushman Bharat has helped many in getting tertiary care at an affordable rate. Within 100 days only, around 7 lakh poor people have been treated or are being treated in hospitals under Ayushman Bharat Yojana: PM Modi
Now, Agra will have clean drinking water: PM Modi
"This project is dedicated to the people of Agra to ensure clean drinking water for everyone. Several projects of the Namami Gange are underway for a cleaner Ganga," Modi addresses crowd in Agra.
Diversion of routes due to PM Modi's Agra rally
PM Modi's cavalcade will start from Tata Gate, via Prithavinath Phatak, Shankarpuri trisection, Ram Nagar crossing, Saket intersection to Kothi Meena Bazar ground and the routes will be completely out of bounds for local residents. According to a report in Times of India, city bus service and other vehicle movements would be banned on MG Road from Hariparvat crossing to PWD roundabout after 2 pm till PM's departure for the airport.
Two lakh supporters expected to be present at PM Modi's rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a massive rally at Kothi Meena Bazar ground, where around two lakh supporters are expected to be present. BJP has put up hoardings of the prime minister all over the city. According to police, 4,000 constables, 70 women constables, 250 sub-inspectors, 30 women sub-inspectors, 70 inspectors, 35 circle officers, 15 superintendents of police, 10 IPS officers and 10 companies of paramilitary forces and provincial armed constabulary along with military personnel would be deployed for the PM's security.