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Narendra Modi in Gujarat LIVE: Started fight against corruption from top, Rahul and Sonia out on bail, says PM

Narendra Modi in Gujarat LIVE: The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial at Dandi in Gujarat on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on Wednesday. Follow live updates here.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 30, 2019 20:14 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial at Dandi in Gujarat on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on Wednesday. During his day-long visit to the state, he will also lay foundation stone for extension of the terminal building at Surat Airport.

“The memorial has statues of Mahatma Gandhi and 80 Satyagrahis who had marched with him during the historic Dandi Salt March. It also has 24-narrative murals depicting various events and stories from the historic 1930 Salt March,” it said. Modi will address a public meeting later, it said.

Follow live updates here:

8:14 pm IST

My remote control is the 125 crore people of India: Modi

I will not be scared. My remote control is the 125 crore people of India: Modi

8:12 pm IST

Corruption, casteism have destroyed India: Modi

Corruption, casteism have destroyed India. Vote for those who can fight these. First-time voters should analyse news. Today’s generation in Gujarat have no idea what power cut is: Modi

8:10 pm IST

You can get information from across the world through your mobile phones: Modi

Our issues are farmers’ benefits, roads, employment for youth; Opposition’s issue is only Modi. Earlier, you could get information only from newspapers, now you have mobile phones in your hands: Modi

8:08 pm IST

Opposition’s only issue is me: Modi

We are a young country, but some parties still think like old times. We should discuss about development. This is difficult for our opposition, because we have outperformed them in every aspect. They just have one issue — Modi: Modi

8:04 pm IST

India gets more FDI than China: Modi

We have improved our ranking in ease of doing business. India gets more FDI than China. India is a young country: Modi

8:02 pm IST

India getting its due rights: Modi

World has recognised India. We tried to ensure India gets its due rights. Did anyone ever think the world would observe Yoga Day? We have advanced economically: Modi

7:58 pm IST

Toilets in rural households, bank accounts: Modi

India now has world’s highest statue. In 2014, 38% rural households had toilets, now it is 98%. Then, hardly any one had bank accounts, now almost everyone has: Modi

7:55 pm IST

Namo app has details about govt schemes: Modi

Namo app has every information about govt schemes: Modi

7:54 pm IST

We are fighting against corruption: Modi

Some wrong-doers have been offended by my steps. They will spread negativity. People who did not exist had ration cards. Now beneficiaries directly get subsidies in their bank accounts. Middlemen were affected: Modi

7:50 pm IST

Opposition angry, humiliated: Modi

In 2013-14, there was a group which repeatedly said if Modi is candidate, BJP is finished. After BJP announced my candidature, they started saying who knows Modi. After that they said there would be hung Parliament. But people could not be fooled: Modi

7:46 pm IST

We have cracked down on economic offenders: Modi

Earlier if someone ran away, people used to say ‘what can be done’? We bring them from other countries and confiscate their properties: Modi

7:42 pm IST

Rahul and Sonia out on bail: Modi

I had to start the fight against corruption somewhere. I started from the top. No one ever thought a chaiwala would challenge those who ruled the country for four generations. They are out on bail: Modi

7:40 pm IST

Corruption has penetrated society: Modi

I come from a humble family. I did not carry any baggage. I worked among people. Even the Opposition could never point a finger at me. Corruption has penetrated society: Modi

7:36 pm IST

Many left gas and fare subsidies: Modi

Crores left gas subsidy after I told them. Some 40-45 lakh elderly people said they do not need subsidy while travelling in trains: Modi

7:34 pm IST

Rapists handed swift punishment now: Modi

Rapes used to happen earlier too. But now, guilty are punished in three days, seven days. Those with such mentality should get scared: Modi

7:30 pm IST

Terrorists limited to Kashmir: Modi

3 lakh companies shut after demonetisation. Not even a noise. Because they were guilty. Every morning you see news of terrorists getting killed. earlier there would be blasts across the country. Now terrorists are limited to Kashmir: Modi

7:27 pm IST

We avenged Uri: Modi

What happened after 26/11? Martyrs were garlanded. Uri happened during our time. What happened after that? Wasn’t there a change: Modi

7:25 pm IST

Earlier there would be news of scams everyday: Modi

“I feel proud that you can feel the change,” Modi says while responding to a question. “During the earlier regime, people felt nothing can happen. We changed that thinking. Everyday there would be news of scams. Haven’t headlines changed now?”

7:20 pm IST

Changed thinking of people: Modi

I feel proud that the govt has been able to raise hopes of 125 crore people. This is the power that will drive India. Indians adopted cleanliness as their own slogan. Earlier, people did not feel bothered about anything. we have changed that thinking. Reason is ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’: Modi

7:18 pm IST

Some people have a habit of complaining: Modi

Recollect 2014. There was disappointment all around. People wanted to settle outside. Some people have a habit of complaining. I don’t believe in complaining or making others complain. I believe in working: Modi

7:16 pm IST

World talking about India: Modi

World talking about India. What’s the reason? Reason is not Modi, reason is your vote. Now you must be aware what your vote is capable of: Modi

7:14 pm IST

Seeing you all, my josh is high: Modi

Seeing you all, my josh is high. Youth discussing these days, ‘How’s the josh’: Modi

7:12 pm IST

Youth are the future of the country: Modi

Many people could not come into the auditorium. My apologies to them. Youth are the future of the country: Modi

7:05 pm IST

Modi to soon address youth conclave in Surat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to soon address New India Youth Conclave 2019 in Surat, Gujarat.

5:58 pm IST

Heritage sector has given employment to many youth: Modi

The heritage sector has given employment to many youth. In the coming years too, the focus will be their involvement in the sector: Modi

5:55 pm IST

Detractors find problems with everything: Modi

Whether it is Sardar Patel’s statue, or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose memorial in Red Fort, panchateertha for Babasaheb Ambedkar, Police Memorial or National war Memorial, detractors will find a problem with everything: Modi

5:50 pm IST

Focus on toilets, bank accounts, employment for youth in villages: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses meeting in Dandi, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Satyagrahis.

“Want villages to be self-sufficient. Focus on toilets, bank accounts, employment for youth. Mission Solar Charkha for rural youth,” says Modi.

4.45 pm IST

PM Modi dedicates National Salt Satyagraha Memorial in Dandi to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates National Salt Satyagraha Memorial in Dandi, to the nation.

 

3:40 pm IST

PM Modi inaugurates Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus Hospital in Surat

PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus Hospital in Surat.

2:25 pm IST

We have shown how a majority govt can work: PM Modi

“While other governments make excuses about how it’s difficult to take decisions in a coalition government, we have shown how a majority government can work,” said PM Modi.

2:20 pm IST

Rs 350 bulb now costs Rs 50

“An LED bulb that costed over Rs 350 earlier, has now be made available at Rs. 50, because of which 16, 500 crore has been saved. The middle class people have been able to save the most,” said PM Modi in Surat.

2:15 pm IST

Would have taken previous govts 25 years to build infrastructure

“It would have taken previous governments over 25 years to develop the infrastructure that the BJP govt at the Centre has ensured in 5 years,” said PM Modi.

2:10 pm IST

One wearing ‘hawai chappal’ can also travel in a plane: PM

“It’s my dream to ensure that one wearing ‘hawai chappal’ (slippers) should also be able to travel in a plane, said PM Modi.

2:05 pm IST

Not just jewellery, Surat now ahead in all sectors: PM Modi

Not only jewellery and textile sector, Surat is now ahead in all other sectors, says PM Modi.

1:50 pm IST

PM Modi inaugurates new terminal building of Surat airport

PM Modi today inaugurated new terminal building of Surat airport.

1:20 pm IST

PM Modi to inaugurate new terminal building of Surat airport

During his day long visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the new terminal building of Surat airport.

12:55 pm IST

PM Modi in Gujarat for day-long visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-log visit to Gujarat. During his to the state, he will lay the foundation stone for extension of the terminal building at Surat Airport.