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Modi in Uttar Pradesh HIGHLIGHTS: PM launches 81 projects worth Rs 60,000 crore

Modi in Lucknow LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 81 projects in his fifth visit to Uttar Pradesh in the past one month, a state crucial to the BJP's prospects ahead of next year’s general elections.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 29, 2018 4:14:22 pm
Modi in Uttar Pradesh LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Lucknow airport on Sunday. (Source: BJP/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Lucknow on Saturday, inaugurated 81 investment projects worth Rs 60,000 crore. This is Modi’s fifth visit in the past one month to Uttar Pradesh, a state crucial to the BJP’s prospects ahead of next year’s general elections. The projects were pledged to the state during the UP Investor’s Summit in February.

Eighty industrialists, including major firms such as Birla, Reliance and Adani, attended the ceremony alongside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. On Saturday, Modi laid the foundation stones and inaugurated 99 urban development projects for Uttar Pradesh worth Rs 3,897 crore. He also gave away different awards on the occasion to mark three years of the government’s flagship programmes.

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15:39 (IST)29 Jul 2018

Eighty industrialists, including major firms such as Birla, Reliance, and Adani attended the ceremony alongside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. “Investors are an important unit towards nation-building and their prosperity is linked to the dreams of millions of youngsters of the country," PM Modi had said. Read full report here.

15:37 (IST)29 Jul 2018
CM Yogi attacks BSP

"When the Bahujan Samaj Party was in power, Rs 50,000 crore was invested in five years, while the BJP government has invested Rs 60,000 crore in just one year. Also, more proposals worth Rs 50,000 crore are in the pipeline which will be started soon," he added.

15:36 (IST)29 Jul 2018

"Uttar Pradesh has been successful in attaining a position in top five states in the country in terms of ease of doing business," Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said at the event.

14:12 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: PM ends speech

PM Modi says the investment projects will prove to be a big step in giving a new direction to Digital India and Make in India. "Be it setting up of fiber or establishment of IT center for internet service in Uttar Pradesh, digital infrastructure will give a new direction, new pace to the state," says Modi. With this, PM ends his speech.

14:10 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: Government is working on the tenets of holistic vision and inclusive action, says PM

PM Modi says the government is working on the approch of holistic vision and inclusive action. The PM further says that investors are an important unit towards nation-building and their prosperity is linked to the dreams of millions of youngsters of the country. The UDAY scheme has given a new lifeline to distribution companies, Modi says. Moreover, due to the LED bulb scheme, about Rs 50,000 crore have been saved in the past 3 years, PM says. "The country's former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said he would like to see India as a prosperous, competent and sensitive country where there is no chasm between villages and cities," says Modi.

14:04 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: Previous governments did not have will and their intentions were not clear, says PM

Taking a dig at previous regimes in UP for lack of development, Modi says they did not have will and their intentions were not clear. The government is working towards taking the Digital India and Make In India campaign forward, says Modi. "Want to create an atmospehere where there is no scope for any kind of discrimination," says PM. Modi says the country is becoming the hub of mobile manufacturing and more than 50 mobile manufacturing units are there in Uttar Pradesh. Also the largest mobile manufacturing factory is in Uttar Pradesh, says Modi.

13:57 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: At this speed of investments, UP will soon become a trillion dollar economy, says PM

PM Modi further says the manner in which development works have been carried out in such a short span of time has never been seen before in Uttar Pradesh. PM Modi says the government led by Yogi Adityanath has formulated an atmosphere conducive for investment. 'The CM has introduced facilities to change the work culture. This is a symbol of growing trust, enthusiasm and development of Uttar Pradesh today,' says PM. Modi says at this speed, UP will soon become a trillion dollar economy. 'When the intention is clear and the intentions are noble, the result shows,' says PM.

13:49 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: More than 2 lakh direct jobs will be created, says PM

PM Modi says it is for the second time in the last 5 months that he was meeting his "industrial friends" in Lucknow. "Last time we met for UP Investors Summit in February. I am elated that a huge step is being taken to deliver the promises made there on the ground," says PM. Asserting that the investment of Rs 60,000 crore is not by any account meager, PM says, "I've long been chief minister and have helmed a state linked to industrial activity. Investment of Rs 60,000 crore is not low. You have done an unimaginable work." More than 2.1 lakh direct jobs will be created.

13:44 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: 'This is not a ground-breaking ceremony but a record-breaking ceremony,' says PM

PM Modi thanks farmers for not creating hurdles in land acquisition for the investment project. Calling UP a policy-driven state, Modi lauds the achievement of the government in bagging investments worth Rs 60,000 crore. PM praises Adityanath for development of all communities in the state. "This is not a ground-breaking ceremony but a record-breaking ceremony," says Modi.

13:32 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: PM addresses the gathering

Giving the breakup of the Rs 60,000 crore investment, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said 51 per cent of the investment has been pledged to Pashachimanchal, 27 per cent in Madhayanchal and Bundelkhand and 22 per cent in the eastern region of the state. Now, PM Modi comes up to the podium to address the gathering.

13:24 (IST)29 Jul 2018
PM Modi inaugurates 81 investment projects worth Rs 60,000 crore

Projects worth Rs 50,000 crore are in the pipeline. These projects will also soon be inaugurated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the UP Investors Summit in February, where MoUs worth Rs 4.68 lakh crore was signed. In just five months, we are inaugurating projects worth Rs 60,000 crore, says Yogi Adityanath. PM Modi inaugurates 81 investment projects worth Rs 60,000 crore.

13:19 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: State has improved its performance with regards to ease of doing business, says Adityanath

Now, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is addressing the gathering. Adityanath says UP has improved its performance considerably with regards to ease of doing business. The CM says the Purvanchal expressway and the Bundelkhand expressway will improve connectivity in the state. The six-lane Purvanchal expressway, connecting Lucknow to Ghazipur, was inaugurated by PM Modi earlier in the month.

13:08 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: Rajnath Singh addresses gathering

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh comes to the podium to address the gathering. Singh thanks Modi for giving so much for the state. "PM Modi has made India an attractive destination for investors," says Rajnath Singh. The Home Minister, who is an MP from Lucknow, says UP has a lot of potential and it should be exploited. 

12:57 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav slams PM over frequent visits to state

Earlier this month, Modi visited his parliamentary Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, Azamgarh and Mirzapur of Uttar Pradesh, besides Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar). He had visited Sant Kabir Nagar on June 28. Commenting on the frequent visits of the PM to Uttar Pradesh, senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said, "This is just the beginning. As elections approach, he will have to come here on a daily basis."

SP MLC Rajpal Kashyap alleged the Yogi government in UP and the Modi government at the Centre were engaged in a propaganda before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to drum up support for the BJP. "The two governments have done nothing for the people and voters in UP are looking for a chance to bring about a change in governance," he claimed.

12:46 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath govt claims projects will create about 2.1 lakh jobs.

The Yogi Adityanath government has claimed the projects to be launched at the ground-breaking ceremony will create about 2.1 lakh jobs. Arrangements have been made for the live telecast of the ceremony at all the district headquarters. UP ministers have been asked to be present in the districts under their charge, and MPs and MLAs have also been instructed to attend district-level programmes along with local industry leaders.

12:44 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party takes dig at BJP government

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has taken a subtle dig at the BJP-ruled state government. Posting a video on Twitter, the Akhilesh Yadav-led party reminded BJP of ten promises it made in its manifesto like instant ambulance services and women safety.

12:34 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: PM reaches event venue, to address gathering shortly

PM Modi has reached Indira Gandhi Pratishthan. Eighty industrialists, including major firms such as Birla, Reliance and Adani, are attending the ceremony alongside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani is addressing the event now. 

12:27 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: I am garbeebon ka bhagidar, PM said on Saturday

Addressing an event on Saturday in Lucknow, PM Modi said he was a “garbeebon ka bhagidar (collaborator in the sufferings of the poor)” and was well aware of the struggles of poverty as he had experienced it. The PM's remarks comes a week after Congress president Rahul Gandhi called him a “bhagidar (collaborator)” in connection with the Rafale deal. Speaking at the ‘Transforming Urban Landscape’ event, Modi said his government was bound to build a system for future generations where life was based on 5 Es – ease of living, education, employment, economy and entertainment. “By 2022, my government will ensure that everyone has a house,” Modi said. Read the full report here.

12:20 (IST)29 Jul 2018
Modi in Uttar Pradesh: PM arrives in Lucknow, received by Adityanath, Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Lucknow. At the airport, he was welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Meanwhile, UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey on Sunday claimed that for the first time in the state projects worth more than Rs 60,000 crore projects were being inaugurated.

12:01 (IST)29 Jul 2018
On Saturday, PM Modi laid foundation stones of projects worth Rs 3,897 crore

On Saturday, PM Modi also laid the foundation stones as well as inaugurated 99 urban development projects for Uttar Pradesh worth Rs 3,897 crore. He also transferred funds into the accounts of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna beneficiaries through direct online transfer. He also gave away different awards on the occasion to mark three years of the government’s flagship programmes. While Pune, Hyderabad and Indore were given awards for issuing Municipal bonds, Pune was awarded for bringing the best project under Smart City mission.

PM Narendra Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Saturday. (Photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Lucknow to mark the three-year anniversary of his government’s flagship urban development schemes — AMRUT, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna and Smart Cities mission. On Saturday, Modi said he was a “garbeebon ka bhagidar (collaborator in the sufferings of the poor)”, a week after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi called him a “bhagidar (collaborator)” in connection with the Rafale deal.

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