Going on your behalf to Israel, Modi says in Surat
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 11:31
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today received a rousing reception. Apart from inaugurating the hospital, PM Modi will attend a raft of events and inaugurate a slew of schemes and projects on Monday. He is expected to address a large public gathering. He will also lay the foundation stone for a dairy products plant at Nava Pardi.
In August 2016, Modi had inaugurated the first phase of ambitious Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (Sauni) Project from Jamnagar.
This is PM Modi's eighth visit in nine months to the state that will vote for a new government in November.
Besides, a display of Modi's popularity in his home state, the two-day visit is also crucial for the BJP in election-bound Gujarat which is slated to elect its next Assembly in November.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a massive roadshow with thousands of participants in Gujarat's Diamond City Surat, which has been spectacularly decked up by the civic body to welcome Prime Minister.
Standing through the sunroof of his SUV, PM Modi waved to people chanting "Modi, Modi" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" all along the route during the roadshow which lasted over 2 hours.
Lauding the diamond merchants of Surat for undertaking the Rs. 500 crore project for people's welfare, Prime Minister Modi said that he was not surprised by what they did.
This is reportedly the first official confirmation of his visit.
Surat has a sizable population of the Patel community and had witnessed a large-scale violence during the quota agitation in 2015. I can not see the Prime Minister's tag here, ' he added.
Modi's convoy was led by 50,000 young men and women on25,000 bikes. More than 10,000 people took selfies with the Modi idol in a festive atmosphere that had gripped the city.Rashesh Joshi, a bank em.
At several places sand sculptures were created on the pet themes of the Modi government about saving the girl child, their education, digital India and other initiatives. Earlier, on March 8, he had visited Gandhi nagar to address the women sarpanchs from across the country on the International Women's Day.