PM in Agra HIGHLIGHTS: Modi inaugurates project connecting Ganga to Agra

PM in Agra HIGHLIGHTS: Modi inaugurates project connecting Ganga to Agra

PM in Agra HIGHLIGHTS: "The Gangajal Project pertaining to water supply will be inaugurated. It will improve the water supply, benefiting Agra residents and tourists. Projects relating to health, sanitation, education will also be inaugurated," Modi tweeted.

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PM in Agra HIGHLIGHTS: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates a host of projects in Agra. (Source: ANI)

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.

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