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LIVE updates: PM Modi inaugurates new terminal building at Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj

PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Uttar Pradesh today to inaugurate various development projects.

By HT Correspondent | Dec 16, 2018 17:54 IST
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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 family

PM Modi will also visit Andawa, where he will dedicate to the nation various development projects and address the gathering.

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5:40 pm IST

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 Modi

5:22 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 Modi

4:29 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 Prayagraj

4:27 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 Modi

4:25 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 Modi

4:22 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 Kumbh

4:18 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 Modi

4:12 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 Modi

4:10 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 Adityanath

4:07 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

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

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 Bareli

12:03 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 Adityanath

11:31 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.

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.