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Prime Minister Modi in Uttarakhand Highlights: ‘Previous govts looted Uttarakhand with both hands,’ says PM in Haldwani

PM Modi in Uttarakhand today live Highlights: This is Prime Minister Modi's second visit to the state this month. On his last visit to Uttarakhand on December 4, Modi had unveiled projects worth over Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 30, 2021 5:58:18 pm
This was PM Modi's first tweet of 2022. (File Photo)

PM in Uttarakhand Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore in Haldwani ahead of the assembly elections in Uttarakhand.

The inaugurated projects include three different stretches of the Chardham all-weather road which have been widened, Nagina-Kashipur National Highway, Suring Gad hydel project and sewage works under the Namami Gange programme at Nainital.

At the rally, Prime Minister Modi also targeted previous governments saying that they “looted Uttarakhand with both hands”. “Uttarakhand has completed 20 years of its formation. In these years, you have also seen such people running the government who used to say -‘you may loot Uttarakhand, but save my government’. These people looted Uttarakhand with both hands,” he said in Haldwani.

This is Prime Minister Modi’s second visit to the state this month. On his last visit to Uttarakhand on December 4, Modi had unveiled projects worth over Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun besides addressing an election rally.

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PM Modi lays foundation stones of Lakhwar Multipurpose Project, AIIMS Rishikesh satellite centre at Udham Singh Nagar, Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College at Pithoragarh, Aroma Park at Kashipur and Plastic Industrial Park at Sitarganj. Follow our live for more updates.

15:50 (IST)30 Dec 2021
'Every aspect of national security was ignored earlier,' says PM Modi

“Along with connectivity, every aspect of national security was ignored earlier; made our army only wait for 'One Rank, One Pension', modern weapons, bullet-proof jackets and even to give a strong answer to terrorists. They (previous govts) always insulted our army,” PM Modi said in Haldwani.

15:04 (IST)30 Dec 2021
Previous govts looted Uttarakhand with both hands: PM Modi

"Uttarakhand has completed 20 years of its formation. In these years, you have also seen such people running the government who used to say -'you may loot Uttarakhand, but save my government'. These people looted Uttarakhand with both hands," PM Modi said in Haldwani.

14:50 (IST)30 Dec 2021
PM Modi takes a dig at opponents

"Now that the public knows their (Opposition) truth, these people have started a new business of rumours, by manufacturing, spreading, and then screaming about it. These Uttarakhand rebels are spreading rumours about the Tanakpur-Bageshwar rail line as well," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his rally in Haldwani. 

14:43 (IST)30 Dec 2021
Water, sewage, road project in works, says PM Modi

PM Modi says under the BJP government, there has been a focus on developmental projects. 

14:26 (IST)30 Dec 2021
PM Modi inaugurates the developmental projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation of 23 developmental projects in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. 

14:25 (IST)30 Dec 2021
What is the Lakhwar Multipurpose Project?

The Centre revived the dam project in Uttarakhand, four decades after it was initially approved and two decades after it was suspended. 

The 204-m concrete dam that is slated to come up in the upper Yamuna basin near Lohari village in Uttarakhand is said to provide water for domestic, drinking and industrial use in the six basin states. Uttarakhand will also get the benefit of total power generation once the project is complete, said officials. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the focus will also be on tackling pollution in the Yamuna, and that 34 projects are being taken up on the river of which 12 are in the Capital.

However, a 2015 plea submitted in the National Green Tribunal pointed out that the environmental clearance letter granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in 1987 was an approval for the composite Lakhwar-Vyasi project, which has since been bifurcated. It referred to an expert appraisal committee meeting held on November 11 and 12, 2010, in which it said that several issues were raised. (Read more)

14:10 (IST)30 Dec 2021
Country seeing development in all sectors, says Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, welcoming PM Modi to the district, lists achievements of the Central government during the PM's reign. 

14:07 (IST)30 Dec 2021
PM Modi arrives in Haldwani
14:06 (IST)30 Dec 2021
Watch: Live feed of PM Modi in Uttarakhand

10:20 (IST)30 Dec 2021
4.1 magnitude earthquake hits Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand

Ahead of PM Modi's visit, an earthquake of 4.1 magnitude struck Pithoragarh district post-midnight on Thursday. But no damage has been reported.

The earthquake that occurred at 12.39 am had its epicentre at a depth of 10 km in Askot, District Disaster Management Officer Bhupendra Mahar said. "No damage has been reported so far as the earthquake was of mild intensity," Mahar said. (PTI)

09:41 (IST)30 Dec 2021
List of projects to be inaugurated by the PM, according to PM's office

PM to visit Uttarakhand on 30th December and inaugurate & lay foundation stone of 23 projects worth over Rs 17,500 crore

Foundation stone of Lakhwar Multipurpose Project, first conceived in 1976, to be laid; Project to benefit six states

Inauguration and Foundation stone of Rs 8700 crore road sector projects to be done; Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to get improved connectivity

Foundation stone of AIIMS Rishikesh satellite centre at Udham Singh Nagar and Jagjivan Ram Government Medical College at Pithoragarh to be laid

PM to lay foundation stone of Aroma Park at Kashipur and Plastic Industrial Park at Sitarganj and multiple other initiatives in housing, sanitation and drinking water supply across the state

Attacking the Opposition over “vote bank politics”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in December said in poll-bound Uttarakhand that the BJP brings schemes that are for the good of the country, rather than any community.

He was inaugurating and laying foundation stones for development projects worth Rs 18,000 crore at Dehradun’s Parade ground, just months before Uttarakhand goes to the polls. PM Modi said these projects would help make this decade that of Uttarakhand. “With time there have been a lot of deformities in Indian politics. By creating discrimination, some political parties are focusing only on a particular section, be that people of their caste, a particular religion, or from their locality. They see their vote bank in that. These political parties have found another way. That way is to not let people gain strength. They want people to always be dependent on them. These political parties created a belief that they are dependent on the government. Pride and self respect of the common people was crushed under a planned conspiracy,” he said.

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