PM Modi in Rudrapur HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday addressed the rally in Rudrapur through mobile phone as bad weather prevented him from entering the venue. Earlier, PM Modi was held up in Dehradun because his helicopter could not take off from the Jolly Grant Airport.
Modi, who has begun campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was scheduled to launch the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project and distribute loan cheques to select beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers’ Welfare Scheme of the state Government.
The BJP faces the challenge of retaining all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand against a resurgent Congress which registered victories in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in the assembly polls held recently.
PM Modi in Rudrapur HIGHLIGHTS: BJP will be looking to retain all five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand.
PM held up at Dehradun airport due to poor weather
Modi waited at the airport guesthouse, the officer said. He left in a Mi-17 helicopter for the Corbett Tiger Reserve where he will spend some time before moving to Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district to address a rally and launch the State Integrated Co-operative Development Project.
Modi held up at Dehradun airport due to bad weather
Earlier in the day, PM Modi was held up at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehra Dun for about four hours as his helicopter could not take off due to inclement weather, a senior police officer said. Modi, who landed at the airport around 7 am, began his onward journey around 11.15 am when the weather improved, a senior police officer told PTI, requesting anonymity. It has been raining here since early morning.
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PM Modi to address rally in Rudrapur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has begun campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, is all set to address a rally in Rudrapur in Uttarakhand today. He is scheduled to launch the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project and distribute loan cheques to select beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Farmers’ Welfare Scheme of the state Government. Follow LIVE UPDATES here.