PM Modi in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka HIGHLIGHTS: PM says not bothered about threats to him

PM Modi in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka HIGHLIGHTS: PM says not bothered about threats to him

PM Modi in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu HIGHLIGHTS: PM Modi on Wednesday unveiled several road and railway projects worth crores of rupees in Tamil Nadu that would reduce carbon footprint and cut down on travel time.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. (Source: PTI Photo/File)

PM Modi in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said that Congress party loses its sleep whenever it hears ’56’. PM Modi, who laid down the foundation of Bharat Petroleum’s Raichur depot in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi, said he increased the area of the depot from 2.5 acres to 56 acres to meet the requirement of the people. “Also, Congress loses their sleep whenever they hear ’56’,” Modi said.

Besides the Raichur depot, PM Modi also dedicated Bengaluru’s ESIC Hospital and Medical College, and the Super Specialty Block of KIMS in Hubballi, to the nation. He inaugurated a women’s hostel for students from the Northeast at Bangalore University.

In Tamil Nadu, PM Modi unveiled MGR statue at Dr MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women in Kancheepuram. He also launched the Ennore LNG Terminal. He also said that Chennai Central Station would be renamed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran (MGR). Read in Tamil

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PM Modi will address public meetings in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. Here are the HIGHLIGHTS.

PM slams opposition parties, says they are guided by selfish interests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lashed out at the Opposition parties saying they are guided by selfish interests. While speaking at a rally in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram, he said that "they neither want a strong India nor a strong-armed force".

He said that hatred among the opposition is reaching new levels. "They have a competition- who will abuse Modi most. Some abuse me & my family, some mock my poverty, some abuse my lower caste origins. Now one Congress leader talks of killing Modi but I'm not bothered, I'm here to do my work," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

PM Modi slams Congress on Article 356

PM Modi says Congress imposed Article 356 many times, out of which 50 governments were dismissed the then PM Indira Gandhi herself. "Even the DMK has been the victim of Congress hatred for regional aspirations," he said.

Govt mulling announcements in flights to and from Tamil Nadu to be in Tamil language

While renaming the Chennai Central Station after the great MG Ramachandran, PM Modi said the government is also seriously thinking about ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have in-flight announcements in Tamil language.

Almost 1900 fishermen from Sri Lanka have returned home to Tamil Nadu

PM says almost nineteen hundred fishermen from Sri Lanka have returned home to Tamil Nadu

We decided to rename the Chennai Central station after the great MGR: PM

PM Modi began his speech by saying that the culture and people of Tamil Nadu are remarkable. "The beautiful language, Tamil, is one of the oldest classical languages in the world," he said. He further said that the Central government decided to rename the Chennai Central station after the great MGR.

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami addressing a gathering in Kanchipuram

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is currently addressing the gathering in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Other prominent leaders including Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam are also present.

DMDK skips PM's rally in Kanchipuram

DMDK is not participating in today's rally. LK Sudeesh, the deputy general secretary of DMDK has said they still continue their talks with BJP, a decision will be announced in a day or two.

PM to address public meeting in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

PM Modi will soon address a public meeting at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Earlier in the day, during his rally at Kalaburagi in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people of the state to elect a full-majority government in the coming Lok Sabha election, stressing that a "mahamilavat" (highly adulterated) dispensation would deliver half results.

PM lays foundation stone for various projects in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of various projects in Tamil Nadu. He will address a gathering soon.

There should always be some surprises: Piyush Goyal ahead of PM's TN rally

Hours ahead of a rally to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister Piyush Goyal Wednesday said parties desirous of a strong government at the Centre would join forces with the National Democratic Alliance. Goyal, who is the election in-charge of the BJP in Tamil Nadu, said discussions with different parties were on and made a veiled appeal to the DMDK to join the ruling coalition at the Centre, reports PTI.

Asked about the DMDK joining hands with the AIADMK-led front with which the ruling party had held several rounds of talks for forging an alliance, he said, "There should always be some surprises and I would like to wait for surprise." In an indirect appeal, he said all forces who wanted a strong and stable government and a leader, who would give a strong reply if there was an attack on India from terrorists or anyone else, will come together under the NDA.

Congress rebel Umesh Jadhav joins BJP at Kalaburagi rally

Congress rebel MLA Umesh Jadhav joined the BJP at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kalaburagi rally Wednesday, two days after he quit the Karnataka Assembly membership. Jadhav is tipped to take on Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge in the coming Lok Sabha elections, PTI reported.

Jadhav joined the BJP before PM Modi's address at the rally, in the presence of state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa, former chief minister Jagadish Shettar and a host of other party leaders.

PM Modi; Opposition uniting to remove Modi; Modi is working to remove terrorism

PM Modi in Kalaburagi: "Opposition is uniting to remove Modi and Modi is working to remove terrorism."

'Sometimes we have to pay a heavy price for small mistake'

PM Modi in Kalaburagi: "Karnataka has a 'Mazboor' govt but I hope you don't want such a govt in the centre. Sometimes we have to pay a heavy price for a small mistake. The people of Karnataka must be experiencing the same."

Politicians concerned about their own families not liking new India's new policy: PM Modi

PM Modi: "The politicians who are only concerned about their family and interests are not liking the new policy of new India. To fulfill their own vested interests, they want a helpless government."

Karanataka govt made false promises of waiving off farm loans, says PM Modi

PM Modi: "They (Karnataka government) made false promises of waiving off farm loans for all farmers for votes. They have betrayed innocent farmers."

PM Modi: Remote controlled CM of Karnataka has not sent list of eligible farmers to Centre

PM Modi: "Remote controlled CM of Karnataka has not sent the list of eligible farmers to the Centre. They are depriving the farmers of their right. They know that there are no middlemen as the money is to be directly credited to farmers' accounts."

PM Modi: Separate welfare board created for nomads

PM Modi: For the first time in India, a separate welfare board has been created for the nomads.

PM dedicates girls hostel for Northeast students in Bangalore University

PM Modi: I am particularly delighted that a girls hostel of Bangalore University is being dedicated to the nation. This will cater to the needs of several students from the Northeast who study in Bengaluru.

PM Modi: Government is working constantly to ease the life of common man

PM Modi in Kalaburagi: The government is working constantly to ease the life of the common man.

PM Modi: Our govt completed the schemes delayed by Congress for decades

PM Modi in Kalaburagi: "Ever since you have appointed your pradhan sevak, the Centre is working for the people of Karnataka. You have been the witness that the schemes that were delayed by the Congress governments for decades, were fulfilled by our government."

Yeddyyurappa welcomes PM Modi to Karanataka

Former chief minister of Karnataka and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa welcomed PM Narendra Modi to the state saying, "Our PM has said that we'll never allow India's Swabhimaan (honour) to be compromised. If the need arises to protect our Swabhimaan, we'll enter the terrorist's home and attack."

Pm Modi to address a public meeting in Kalaburgi

Welcome to the LIVE blog. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Karnataka's Kalaburgi shortly. 

PM Narendra Modi Tuesday launched Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM) for 42 crore unorganised sector workers in Gujarat.

On Tuesday, PM Modi launched a pension scheme for 42 crore unorganised workers in India and said it took just 55 months for the son of a tea vendor to do what even Communist governments in states and the Congress could not carry out since Independence.

Describing himself as “mazdoor number one”, Modi, while launching the PM Shram Yogi Maandhan from Vastral, Ahmedabad, said, “This is the first such scheme after Independence which has touched the section of society which has not been thought about.” He pointed out that more than Rs 11 lakh was transferred online to pension accounts of over 2 lakh beneficiaries across the country. He said 14.5 lakh beneficiaries have already joined the PM-SYM.