Modi in UP highlights: Decades lost as Opposition neglected development projects, says PM in Mirzapurhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/pm-narendra-modi-uttar-pradesh-live-updates-mirzapur-varanasi-bansagar-irrigation-project-bjp-5260032/

Modi in UP highlights: Decades lost as Opposition neglected development projects, says PM in Mirzapur

PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh highlights: On day 2 of his visit to Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mirzapur and inaugurated the Bansagar irrigation project, among other developmental schemes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)

Continuing his Uttar Pradesh tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited Mirzapur and inaugurated the Bansagar irrigation project aimed at benefiting farmers. He also launched a bridge across the Ganga in Chunar and lay foundation stones for a medical college and a 229-crore project of widening the Mirzapur-Allahabad national highway.

PM Modi, who was on a two-day visit to the state, earlier visited Azamgarh and laid the foundation stone for Purvanchal Expressway. During a rally in Azamgarh, Modi launched an attack at the Congress party, questioning if the party was only for “Muslim men. “All these parties have been exposed by their stands on triple talaq. On the one hand, when the Centre is trying to make lives easier for women, these parties are working to make the lives of women, especially Muslim sisters and daughters, more difficult…” he said. Modi then made his way to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi and addressed a meeting of intellectuals.

After Mirzapur, Modi is likely to visit Shahjahanpur on July 21 to address a Kisan Kalyan rally.

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PM Narendra Modi visited Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and inaugurated the Bansagar irrigation project. Read highlights

PM Modi on his way to Delhi

Providing affordable health services on top of the agenda of our government: PM Modi

'The new medical college that is being set up here will not only help students in Mirzapur but also in adjoining areas like Sonbhadra, Bhadohi, Chadauli and Allahabad. Providing affordable and better health services is on the agenda of our government. Today we have released 100 drug centres. More than 700 medicines and over 50 surgeries in these centres,' PM Modi said. "We are taking one step after the other to bridge the gap between the rich and poor. The results will soon be out for everyone to see. The poor can now look you in the eyes, confidently," he added

Previous governments used to come up with incomplete projects & stall them: PM Modi

"The Ban Sagar project which had initially cost 350 crores, was priced at Rs 3,500 crore finally after twenty years. This project will not only help farmers in Mirzapur but also in Allahabad. Previous governments used to come up with incomplete projects & stall them. You are the people who suffered through all of that. Had this project been completed beforehand, you would have been benefitted by it two decades back," Modi said.  "Those who are shedding crocodile tears for farmers today should be asked why did they not see irrigation projects which were left incomplete throughout the nation, during their tenure. Those who are indulging in politics in the name of farmers had no time to raise the prices of MSP," PM Modi added

20 years wasted in talks, promises: Modi on Uttar Pradesh's development

Congratulating Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for developing Uttar Pradesh, Modi said, "Since the time BJP-NDA govt has come to power the development work in Purvanchal has accelerated and its results can be seen by everyone today. The previous governments did not care about the farmers. The project had to be completed a long time but 20 years were wasted in talks, promises."

PM Modi address rally

Addressing the crowd, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "The last time that I came to Mirzapur for launching solar irrigation project, French President Emmanuel Macron was with me. He was very impressed with the country's rich tradition and culture."

What is Bansagar Canal project?

This is a joint venture between Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. This project will provide a big boost to irrigation in the region, according to the government and will be greatly beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.

PM Modi inagurates Bansagar irrigation project

Congress ruled for 55 years but they couldn't give AIIMS to UP: Yogi Adityanath

Adding that the prime minister has given an environment of trust and safety to the country in the last four years, Yogi Adityanath added, "13 medical colleges were built in the state since independence and PM Narendra Modi gave 13 medical colleges including AIIMS and Cancer institute in the past 4 years. Congress ruled for 55 years but they couldn't give AIIMS to UP."

Yogi Adityanath slams previous governments for delay in UP's development

Attacking the previous state governments (BSP and BJP) of not doing enough for the state's development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, 'The past governments had done the job of breaking the people in the name of caste. It is PM Modi-led BJP government that is working towards the development of Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister is gifting projects worth crores of rupees to Uttar Pradesh. The Bansagar irrigation project had to be completed long back but nobody bothered to think about the farmers.'

Welcome to the live blog. On the day 2 of his visit to Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a number of projects including the Bansagar irrigation project in Mirzapur. Follow this space to track all the latest developments

Attacking Rahul Gandhi over an alleged remark attributed to him – in an Urdu daily — during his interaction with Muslim intellectuals on Wednesday, Modi in Azamgarh said, “I have read in newspapers that the Congress naamdar (dynast) has said that the Congress is a party of Muslims. This debate has been on for the last two days. I am not surprised because during the Manmohan Singh government, the prime minister himself that said that Muslims have the first claim on the country’s resources….”

Targeting Opposition parties for coming together against the BJP, Modi said, “Those who couldn’t see eye to eye, those who didn’t like each other, they are now together. Whenever they meet, day or night, it’s ‘Modi, Modi, Modi’… all these dynastic parties are coming together and are bent on stopping development.”

Modi’s attack comes ahead of the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament.

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