LIVE updates: PM Modi inaugurates new terminal building at Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday to inaugurate various development projects.During his visit, the Prime Minister inspected the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli. He will later flag off the 900th coach and a Humsafar Rake of this factory at a public meeting. The Prime Minister also visited Prayagraj where he inaugurated a state-of-the-art Command and Control Centre for the Kumbh Mela. He perform Ganga Pujan, and will visit the Swachh Kumbh exhibition before visiting the “Akshayvat” in Prayagraj.Read: PM Modi’s first rally in Rae Bareli today, home ground of Gandhi familyPM Modi will also visit Andawa, where he will dedicate to the nation various development projects and address the gathering.Follow Live updates here:
Just before Kumbh, Prayagraj gets new airport: PM Modi
Just before the Kumbh, the city of Prayagraj gets a new airport. This is a special occasion for the people of the city and the state of Uttar Pradesh, says PM at the inauguration of the Bamrauli Airport Civil Terminal.
The aspirations of the middle class are rising. We are committed to fulfilling these aspirations: PM Modi5:22 pm IST
PM to inaugurate Bamrauli Airport Civil Terminal
PM reached the newly constructed Bamrauli Airport Civil Terminal for its inauguration.4:45 pm IST
The party considers itself above democracy, judiciary: PM on Congress
PM claims Congress considers itself above democracy, judiciary and even the people. We saw the example of it two days ago, says PM Modi
PM says Congress had no interest in country’s progress, traditions and culture where his party had always considered them a top priority.
PM says Congress had tried to bring in impeachment procedure against Chief Justice of India citing it as another attempt by the party in accordance with its past to undermine judiciary.4:44 pm IST
PM Modi hits out at Congress
Without naming the Congress, the PM highlights statement of a party leader wherein he had claimed that only such a person would be made the chief justice who acts according to their wills and wishes
PM says Congress had tried to bring in impeachment procedure against Chief Justice of India citing it as another attempt by the party in accordance with its past to undermine judiciary.4:43 pm IST
‘This party insulted people and enforced Emergency’: PM on Congress
“The people of the state should remember how the top leader of this party has insulted the people and enforced Emergency. Even efforts were made to snatch away the right of the judiciary to hear cases of political importance and power,” says PM.
“This party crosses all limits to remain in power..,” alleges PM Modi.4:40 pm IST
PM Modi’s veiled attacked on Congress
“Prayagraj is a place which can also be called ‘the temple of justice’ in Uttar Pradesh. In the recent times, the game of building pressure on the judiciary has started. In such a situation, it’s essential to alert the nation and young generation,” PM Modi.
In a veiled attacked on the Congress, PM Modi says, “The party which has rule the country for the longest time has always thought itself to be above the law, judiciary and also the country.”4:35 pm IST
‘Centre working towards increase impact of India’s culture’
The Central government is constantly trying to increase the impact of India’s cultural and religious impact, says Modi4:29 pm IST
No efforts are being spared to hold the grandest Kumbh: Modi
No efforts are being spared to hold the grandest Kumbh till date... For ensuring ‘Swachchta’ in Kumbh modern tools and technology are being pressed in to service.
Government wants to provide a darshan of rich past and promising future of the country at this Kumbh and in Prayagraj4:27 pm IST
Over Rs 24,000 crore projects sanctioned for cleaning the Ganga: Modi
Be it Kanpur and Varanasi in UP or other cities located along with Ganga, over Rs 24,000 crore projects have been sanctioned for keeping Ganga clean. Five hundred such projects have been completed and work is on 150 projects are now underway: PM Modi4:25 pm IST
Working towards clean and free-flowing Ganga: PM Modi
Ardh kumbh and ‘selfie’ sangam would be incomplete unless the Ganga is clean and free flowing...we are constantly working towards it, says prime minister.
“The projects inaugurated includes projects for sewage treatment plants to stop waste flowing in to the river. Also the ghats are being beautified.”4:23 pm IST
‘Want people to witness both spirituality, modernity in Prayagraj’
Modi says the effect of the infrastructure created would not just help organise a grand Kumbh but also serve the city in the coming years as well.
“Our aim is to ensure that people coming to Prayagraj witness spirituality, modernity together,” says PM Modi4:22 pm IST
Projects worth Rs 4500 crore inaugurated, launched to modernise city: PM
To modernise and provide better infra to Prayagraj that projects worth Rs 4500 crore have been inaugurated and launched.
These facilities would also provide grt relief to kalpwasis who would camp at sangam during Kumbh4:18 pm IST
All pilgrims will be able to visit Akshayvat during Ardh Kumbh: PM Modi
I wish to announce that in this ‘Ardh Kumbh’ all pilgrims will be able to do darshan of Akshayvat: PM Modi4:12 pm IST
PM Modi begins address
There is a unique atmosphere in Prayajraj which devotees can feel when they come here: PM Modi
This is a pilgrimage centre where even Lord Ram experienced peace: PM Modi4:10 pm IST
Modi inaugurates state-of-art command and control centre for 2019 Kumbh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates state-of-art command and control centre for 2019 Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj (Allahabad).4:08 pm IST
First time Kumbh is being promoted at such a scale: Yogi Adityanath
It is for the first time that Kumbh is being promoted at such a scale... the tent city has also been extended from 1700 acres to 3200 acres: Yogi Adityanath4:07 pm IST
Ambassadors, diplomats of 70 countries have come to witness Kumbh preparations: UP CM
It is for the first time that ambassadors and diplomats of 70 countries have come to Prayagraj to witness the preparations for Kumbh as part of a world level branding for the fair---this has become possible only because of PM Modi, says Uttar Pradesh chief minister.4:00 pm IST
CM Yogi Adityanath begins address
CM Yogi Adityanath welcomes dignitaries while highlighting the fact that this is the first time a prime minister has come to Prayagraj to perform Ganga puja for the start of Kumbh.
I also thanks PM on behalf of everyone for facilitating entry of people and pilgrims to have a darshan of Akshayvat, says UP CM.2:56 pm IST
PM reaches Akshayvat - the ‘immortal’ tree located inside Akbar’s fort
The PM has now reached Akshayvat, the immortal tree located inside Akbar’s fort. PM will also see a specially put up exhibition of different works undertaken as part of Kumbh-2019 preparations.
PM Modi was presented with a memento by Army officers at Akbar’s fort
The Akbar fort houses an important Army depot.2:54 pm IST
PM inaugurates ‘Swachch Kumbh’ Model on the banks of Sangam
PM inaugurated ‘Swachch Kumbh’ Model on the banks of Sangam. PM Modi will also visit the Swachh Kumbh exhibition before visiting the “Akshayvat” in Prayagraj.2:53 pm IST
SP youth wing leader nabbed by cops when he was trying to wave black flag at PM’s fleet
Samajwadi Party’s youth wing leader Abhishek Yadav nabbed by policemen when he was trying to wave a black flag at PM’s fleet as it was leaving Sangam. Yadav was protesting failure of the central government to remove the Allahabad University vice-chancellor despite allegations of inappropriate conduct.2:41 pm IST
PM gets himself clicked at specially created selfie-point at Sangam
The Prime Minister got himself clicked standing with the official Kumbh-2019 logo at the specially created selfie-point at the Sangam.2:35 pm IST
PM meets seers of Akhada Parishad
After ganga puja, PM Modi met with several saints and seers of Akhada Parishad. Head of Akhil Bhartiya Akhada Parishad Mahant Narendra Giri introduced the saints to the prime minister.2:19 pm IST
PM performs ‘Ganga puja’ at Sangam, Prayagraj
PM arrived at the site where the ‘Ganga Puja’ is to be performed on the banks of Sangam. The UP CM, Yogi Adiyanath and UP Governor Ram Naik are also present.
The puja is being performed on a specially constructed jetty on the Ganga river bank.
The head of Akhil Bhartiya Akhada Parishad Mahant Narendra Giri is also taking part in the prayers along with the Prime Minister.
2:07 pm IST
Prayagraj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Ganga Pujan at Sangam Ghat. pic.twitter.com/GJxhlkynmQ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 16, 2018
PM to spend 2 hours on banks of Sangam
Out of his 5 hour proposed stay in Prayagraj city, the PM would spend around 2 hours on the banks of Sangam—the holy confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati.2:00 pm IST
PM Modi inaugurates Control and Command Centre for Kumbh mela
PM Modi inaugurated the newly constructed Integrated Control and Command Centre for Kumbh mela in Prayagraj.
1:56 pm IST
Prayagraj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates a Command and Control Centre for the Kumbh Mela. pic.twitter.com/Ono8ku4FUW— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 16, 2018
PM to review preparations for Kumbh-2019
PM Modi during his visit to Prayagraj would review the preparation for the forthcoming 49-day mega religious fair of Kumbh-2019, which is set to kick-start in January , 2019.
He will dedicate and lay foundation stones of projects, schemes worth Rs 4100 crore during his visit, say BJP leaders.
These include Rs 106 crore flyover near Allahabad High Court, Rs 88 crore UP Power Corporation infrastructure development project, Rs 51 crore for police, water police and Fire department modernization projects, Rs 66.7 crore new roads, pucca ghat construction near Bakshi Bund, Rs 569 crore roads and road widening undertaken by UP Public Works department, Rs 239 crore projects of Jal Nigam, Rs 4.58 crore worth health department projects and Rs 10.7 crore Kumbh Mela works, Rs 170 crore for road widening works and beautification of crossings and approach roads constructed by Prayagraj Development Authority and Rs 210 crore worth 74 projects of Prayagraj Nagar Nigam, among others.1:52 pm IST
PM’s first visit to the city after it was renamed Prayagraj
Prime Minister Narendra has come to Sangam city after a gap of over one-and-a-half years. This is PM’s first visit to the city after it was renamed Prayagraj. He had last come to ‘Allahabad’ to attend the closing ceremony of 150th anniversary celebrations of Allahabad High Court in April 2017.1:50 pm IST
PM Modi arrives in Prayagraj
PM Narendra Modi arrived in Prayagraj. He will attend multiple events in the city today.12:33 pm IST
Congress didn’t fulfill its promise to Karnataka farmers:PM
“The Congress didn’t fulfill its promise to Karnataka farmers. They promised loan waivers, but according to a recent report not even 1000 farmers got this benefit in over 6 months,” said PM Modi.12:27 pm IST
Some or the other foreigner was involved in every defence deal during UPA regime: PM
“Some or the other foreigner was involved in every defence deal during UPA regime,” said the Prime Minister.
“Chopper scam accused Christian Michel was brought to the country a few days ago. Everyone saw how Congress sent their lawyer to save him,” said PM Modi.12:20 pm IST
Country will neither forget nor forgive Congress’ attitude towards Army: PM
“Country will neither forget nor forgive previous government’s attitude towards Army. For us, the country comes first and not the party. We are trying our best that those who sacrifice their lives for us shouldn’t face any difficulties,” said PM Modi
“Today there are 2 sides before the country. One side is the govt that is trying to strengthen our forces. The other side that wants to weaken our forces at any cost. Country is witness that Congress is standing with forces that don’t want our forces to strengthen,” he added.
“The people of the party that raises questions on surgical strikes, trust enemy’s claims more than our Army, what can be expected of them?” said the Prime Minister.12:17 pm IST
Expansion of this factory will bring employment for engineers and technicians
If capacity of Modern Coach Factory is increased it will give employment to youth. Think of the time when 10-12 coaches will be made here in a day. The expansion of this factory will bring employment for engineers and technicians.12:14 pm IST
Centre committed to development of Rae Bareli; earlier govts neglected it: PM
“The Central government is committed to development of Rae Bareli. But, earlier govts neglected it,” said PM Modi in first rally after BJP’s loss in polls.12:06 pm IST
Modern Coach Factory was never allowed to work at its full capacity during previous regime :PM
“This factory was sanctioned in 2007 and was built in 2010. For 4 years parts of the coach from Kapurthala were assembled and painted here. The factory that was supposed to make new coaches was never allowed to work at its full capacity,” said PM Modi in Rae Bareli12:03 pm IST
Rae Bareli coach manufacturing factory would become world’s biggest coach manufacturing factory: PM
“Rae Bareli coach manufacturing factory would very soon become world’s biggest manufacturing factory,” said PM Modi.
“The factory would produce coach of high speed trains, metro trains and aluminium coaches. The expansion of coach factory would ring in opportunities for people,” he added.11:53 am IST
Modern Coach Factory proof of exploitation of nation's resources during previous govt: PM Modi
“The Modern Coach Factory is a proof to exploitation the of nation’s resources done during previous government. We changed this situation after we came to power,” said PM Modi.11:48 am IST
PM flags off 900th coach, Humsafar Rake of Modern Coach Factory
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 900th coach and a Humsafar Rake of Modern Coach Factory.11:35 am IST
Pace of development in Rae Bareli increased in last 4 years: Yogi Adityanath
Pace of development in Rae Bareli increased in last 4 years: Yogi Adityanath11:31 am IST
After PM came to power, Rae Bareli developed under the banner of Make in India
Rae Bareli despite being the seat of VVIPs was away from development. But, after PM Modi came to power, the region developed under the banner of Make in India.
The Coach Factory in Rae Bareli is providing jobs to the youth with realising the country’s aspiration of Make in India.11:25 am IST
PM to address public meeting at Rae Bareli shortly
PM Modi will be dedicating various development projects and address a public meeting at Raebareli, UP shortly.11:00 am IST
PM’s Rae Bareli rally virtual launch of 2019 Lok Sabha campaign: BJP lawmaker
BJP lawmaker Dal Bahadur Kori said PM Modi’s Rae Bareli rally is a virtual launch of 2019 Lok Sabha campaign.
He also attacked Congress over Rafale and said , “Gali Gali me shor hai, Rahul Gandhi jhooth khor hai” .10:48 am IST
Congress women wing threatens protest against Modi’s visit
Congress women wing has threatened protest with party lawmaker Aditi Singh saying Congress women wing would wave black flags at Modi for his alleged derogatory remarks against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.10:43 am IST
PM inspects Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli
PM Modi inspected the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareli. He will later flag off the 900th coach and a Humsafar Rake of this factory.
Raebareli: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Modern Coach Factory. He will later flag-off the 900th coach and a Humsafar Rake of this factory. pic.twitter.com/BW2IcaQsF4— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 16, 2018
Union railway minister Piyush Goyal is also accompanying PM Modi.10:24 am IST
Modi‘s first public rally since assembly results of five states
This is Modi‘s first public rally since the assembly results of five states - Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, which went to polls over the last month. This is also his first rally after Supreme Court’s Rafale verdict.10:20 am IST
Yogi Adityanath visited Rae Bareli on Thursday to oversee preparations for PM’s visit
On Thursday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had visited Rae Bareli to oversee preparations for the visit. He also took a tour of the Rail Coach Factory in the district.10:07 am IST
PM to review preparations for Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit Allahabad to review preparations for the Kumbh Mela to be held in the city next year.
Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party media co-incharge Navin Srivastava told PTI, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Rae Bareli and then he will be in Allahabad.” Modi will hold a public meeting and flag off the Humsafar Express on Sunday, an official said.10:05 am IST
Amit Shah held a rally in Rae Bareli in April this year
In April, BJP chief Amit Shah had held a rally in Rae Bareli, during which he announced joining of influential Congress leader from Rae Bareli Dinesh Pratap Singh in BJP.10:03 am IST
Modi to dedicate projects, schemes worth Rs 1051 crore to nation: BJP leaders
BJP leaders have said that PM Narendra Modi will dedicate projects, schemes worth Rs 1051 crore to the nation.9:58 am IST
PM arrives in Lucknow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Lucknow. He’ll attend events in Rae Bareli and Prayagraj later today.
PM Modi was greeted on arrival by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.9:49 am IST
Modi to visit Rae Bareli as PM for the first time
This is Prime Minister Modi ‘s first visit in Rae Bareli and his second in 19 years. In 1999, he had visited Rae Bareli with the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had come to address a public meeting in support of BJP candidate Arun Nehru.9:44 am IST
PM Modi to arrive in Rae Bareli shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving in Rae Bareli shortly, the Lok Sabha constituency of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. The PM would inaugurate the expansion of the Rail Coach factory besides flagging off 900 modern rail coaches built in 2018-19.