Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Congress, targetting them for their opposition to the Triple Talaq bill in the Parliament. Modi, after laying the foundation stone of the 340 km-long Purvanchal Expressway, said the National Highway network in the state has doubled since 2014.
Targetting the alliance of Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party and Mayawati’s BSP, Modi said, “Those who didn’t even like looking at each other earlier, are now chanting Modi-Modi. These people, out on bail, and the dynast parties now want to create obstacles on your path to development.”
The prime minister inaugurated projects worth Rs 1,000 crore in Varanasi, which is his own constituency. Some of the projects include Panchkosi Parikrama Marg worth Rs 97 crore, revival of 26 ghats worth Rs 10 crore, widening and beautification of link road between Bhikhipur crossing and Amra crossing worth Rs 29 crore, construction of “Kanha Upvan” under Smart City project worth Rs 10 crore and many more.