LIVE: DMK-Congress meetings are like corruption hackathon, says Modi in TN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited poll-bound Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives, including key power projects in Tamil Nadu. This was his second visit to Tamil Nadu in less than two weeks, which is gearing for assembly elections.

Here are details of 2021 Assembly election campaigns for today

Tamil Nadu election 2021 campaign: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple infrastructure projects worth over Rs 12,400 crore in Coimbatore, where BJP enjoys a good vote bank. It may be noted, BJP joined hands with ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu for the upcoming election.

During his visit, the PM dedicated to the nation the Neyveli New Thermal Power Project and the 709 MW Solar Power Project of NLCIL.

Puducherry election 2021 campaign: In the poll-bound Puducherry, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for 4-laning of NH 45-A 56 km Sattanathapuram-Nagapattinam package of Villupuram to Nagapattinam project covering Karaikal district. He also laid the foundation stone of the Medical College Building at Karaikal New Campus -- Phase I, Karaikal District (JIPMER). He inaugurated the Blood Centre at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and the reconstructed Heritage Marie Building.

West Bengal election 2021 campaign: Bharatiya Janata Party President J P Nadda launched Lokkho Sonar Bangla manifesto crowdsourcing campaign in Kolkata, West Bengal months ahead of the Assembly polls today. Through the move, the BJP aims to reach all constituencies in West Bengal to prepare its manifesto for the state election.

Assam election 2021 campaign: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited poll-bound Assam today to attend two religious events and address public gatherings in Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts. The Home Minister also visited Nagaon district's Batadrava Than, the birthplace of social reformer and saint Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, and launch work of a state-funded Rs 188-crore project for its beautification.


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Tuticorin Port to be developed as transhipment port: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the V.O.Chidambaranar (VOC) Port or the Tuticorin Port will be developed into a major transhipment port and a new multi modal logistics park will be set up near Sriperumbudur. Launching various infrastructural social welfare projects and also laying down the foundation stone for many infrastructural projects Modi added that the central government is committed to port led development and pointed to the Sagarmala Scheme.
 
Modi arrived after launching various projects in Puducherry. Paying his tribute to the great freedom fighter VOC Modi said the former's vision for a vibrant domestic shipping industry and maritime development is greatly inspiring.
 
Modi said about 575 projects (port modernisation, new port development, port linked industrialization, port connectivity and coastal community development) involving an outlay of over Rs.600,000 crore has been identified for implementation between 2015 and 2035 under the Sagarmala Scheme.

Sikkim EC announces dates for elections to 51 municipal, nagar panchayat wards

The State Election Commission in Sikkim Thursday announced that elections to 51 municipal wards and nagar panchayats, will be held on March 31. The P S Tamang-headed Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) government amended the Sikkim Municipalities Act, 2007 in September last which does not allow any person to contest polls with the direct or indirect support of any political party.
 
The state's Election Commissioner Nim Lhamu Ethenpa said, the last date for filing nominations is March 8, scrutiny of documents will take place on March 9 and the last date for withdrawal of the nominations is March 13.

DMK holds seat-sharing talks with ally Cong for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls

The opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu on Thursday held talks with its ally the Congress on sharing of seats in the Assembly elections for which the schedule is yet to be announced.
 
Veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and AICC Tamil Nadu in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao were part of the delegation which arrived here to negotiate the seat-sharing with the DMK.
 
The DMK was represented by its leaders who included general secretary Duraimurugan,Thoothukudi MP Kanimozhi and T R Baalu. READ ON...

PM Modi underlines support for farmers; says NDA aims to ensure their dignity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sought to underline his government's commitment for the farmers, saying it has strived to ensure their prosperity and dignity without any dependence on middlemen, according to a PTI report.
 
In a statement that comes amid the sustained protests by farmers outside Delhi for nearly four months opposing the new Central farm laws, he said the NDA also wanted to bring a paradigm shift in the agricultural sector.
 
For years, small businessmen and small farmers were ignored but the "NDA government has given topmost priority to these two sections," he said in his address at a public meeting in this western town of poll-bound Tamil Nadu.

Opposition's style of politics is based on harassing and bullying: PM Modi

West Bengal's people blessed BJP's Poriborton Yatra, have vowed to rout Mamata govt: J P Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda on Thursday asserted that people of West Bengal have blessed that party's 'Poriborton Yatra ' and have vowed to rout the Mamata Banerjee's government from the state. Launched ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections, the BJP's 'Poriborton Yatra' of Nabadwip zone culminated in Anandapuri of Barrackpore district.
 
"The people of Bengal have strengthened the voice of 'Poriborton Yatra'. The people of Bengal have blessed this Yatra, supported it, and pledged to uproot Mamata's government," he said while addressing the Nabadwip zone Poriborton Yatra culmination rally in Anandapuri.
 
"This 'Poriborton Yatra' is ending today. By going from village to village, we have strengthened the voice of Yatra. I am happy that the people of Bengal have supported this visit and have vowed that we will uproot Mamata Didi's government," he added.

Tamil Nadu making major contribution to India's industrial growth: PM Modi

Tamil Nadu is making a major contribution to India's industrial growth, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of various development initiatives. Speaking at the event here, he said the Government of India's commitment to port-led development can be seen through the Sagarmala scheme.
 
"Tamil Nadu is making a major contribution to India's industrial growth. One of the basic needs for the industry to grow is a continuous power supply. Today I am happy to dedicate to the nation two major power projects and lay the foundation for one more power project," he said.
 
PM Modi called Coimbatore a city of industry and innovation. "Today we begin many development works that will benefit Coimbatore and entire Tamil Nadu," he added. Speaking on the modernisation of the Bhavanisagar dam, he said this will irrigate over 2 lakh acres of land and would benefit farmers in the state.

DMK-Congress meetings are like 'corruption hackathon': PM Modi

DMK-Congress meetings are like corruption hackathon; their leaders sit and discuss on how to loot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a Tamil Nadu public meeting.

We don't want our farmers to be dependent on middlemen: PM Modi at Tamil Nadu public meeting

We don't want our farmers to be dependent on middlemen: PM Modi at Tamil Nadu public meeting

DMK and Congress meetings are like corruption hackathons: PM Modi in Coimbatore

Today, the nation is seeing two distinct styles of politics- the opposition's misgovernance with corruption and NDA's governance with compassion. DMK and Congress meetings are like corruption hackathons. Their leaders sit and brainstorm how to loot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Coimbatore

NDA given topmost priority to small businessmen and small farmers: PM Modi

NDA government has given topmost priority to small businessmen and small farmers, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public meeting in Tamil Nadu.

110 million farmers gained from PM-KISAN scheme in two years: PM Modi in Coimbatore

This year, Tamil Nadu will elect a new government: PM Modi

This year, Tamil Nadu will elect a new government. The only politics that people will accept is politics of development and good governance, says PM Narendra Modi in Coimbatore.

LIVE: People will accept only politics of development, says Modi in Tamil Nadu

People will accept only politics of development, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu

LIVE: Last year, custom duties were reduced on various steel products, says PM Modi

Last year, custom duties were reduced on various steel products, says PM Narendra Modi at public meeting in Tamil Nadu

LIVE: PM Modi addresses public meeting in Coimbatore

PM Narendra Modi to address BJP rally in Coimbatore shortly

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates various projects in Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation key projects in Tamil Nadu, including the 2x500 mw Neyveli new thermal power plant, and laid the foundation stone for important initiatives in the state.
 
The Neyveli project is a lignite based power plant designed for power generation capacity of 1000 MW with two units of 500 MW capacity each.
 
The prime minister also inaugurated virtually a 709 MW solar power project of NLCIL and over 4,000 tenements in Tiruppur, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli, at an event attended by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam. Modi also laid the foundation stone for the extension, renovation and modernisation of Lower Bhavani Project System.

PMAY providing around 4,100 tenements built in Tiruppur, Madurai and other cities: PM Modi

The government is working on providing shelter for everyone. PMAY scheme is providing around 4,100 tenements built in Tiruppur, Madurai and other cities: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu

To give wings to dreams of our people, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna was started: PM Modi

Development means ensuring dignity to every individual. One of the basic ways of ensuring dignity is by providing shelter to everyone. To give wings to the dreams of our people, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna was started: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu.

LIVE: Work for a new multi-modal logistics park will begin soon, says PM Modi

The work for a new multi-modal logistics park will begin soon. Development and care for the environment is closely linked: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu.

Government is committed to port-led development, says PM Modi

The Government is committed to port-led development, which can be seen through the Sagarmala Scheme. About 575 projects at a total cost of over ₹6 lakh crore have been identified for implementation during the period of 2015-2035: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu

Govt's commitment to port-led development can be seen through the Sagarmala Scheme: PM Modi

PM Modi dedicates to nation 1,000 MW capacity Neyveli thermal project in Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates to nation 1000 mw capacity Neyveli thermal project in Tamil Nadu,lays foundation stone for other initiatives.

LIVE: Coimbatore is a city of industry and innovation, says PM Modi

Coimbatore is a city of industry and innovation. Today, we begin many development works that will benefit the city and the entire state of Tamil Nadu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Development projects will benefit our farmer brothers of the south: PM Modi

Coimbatore is the city of innovations. The development projects will benefit our farmer brothers of the south: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu making a major contribution to India's industrial growth: PM Modi

Tamil Nadu is making a major contribution to India's industrial growth. One of the major factors is the continuous power supply. The 709 MW solar power project will be built in around Rs 3,000 crore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Coimbatore.

LIVE: Tamil Nadu has a glorious history of sea trade, says PM Modi

Tamil Nadu has a glorious history of sea trade. The projects will further strengthen the cargo handling ability of the ports and will support the green port initiative: Prime Minister in Tamil Nadu.

Foundation stone to modernise the Bhawani Sagar Dam is being laid: PM Modi in Coimbatore

LIVE: PM Modi lays foundation stone for infra projects in Coimbatore

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 4,144 houses in three Coimbatore districts

Northeast will be India's growth hub: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has identified the Northeast region as India's "Growth Hub". Addressing a gathering in Nagaon district's Batadrava Than, Shah said the Modi government has already started work to make the region as the growth engine of India.
 
"To take the Northeast development in a mission mode, the Prime Minister had visited the region 35 times in the past five years. The Congress leaders and ministers visited Assam only during the election time," the senior BJP leader said.
 
"Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stewardship, a new era of development has started in Assam and the Northeast region. Entire Northeast region is transforming. Northeast India will emerge as the highest contributor in the GDP of India," said Shah.

PM Modi pays tribute to former Tamil Nadu CMs M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa

LIVE: PM Modi to lay foundation stone of infrastructure projects in Coimbatore shortly

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects in Coimbatore

PM Modi arrives in Coimbatore to lay foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects

Go for BEST, reject Congress' feudal culture: PM Modi in Puducherry

Virtually launching BJP's campaign for upcoming Assembly elections in Puducherry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to vote for NDA's good governance agenda and reject anti-development forces. Addressing a party rally in the union territory, a day after Centre recommending imposition of President's Rule following collapse of the Congress government, the Prime Minister appealed to the people to bring to power a government that will restore Puducherry's glory.
 
He said NDA wants to make Puducherry BEST -- B for business hub, E for education, S for spiritual hub and T for tourism hub. While the Congress "are gold, silver and bronze medal winners in telling lies" and neither work nor allow others to work.
 
Launching a scathing attack on the Congress party for failing to live up to people's expectations, he said: "In 2016 Puducherry did not get a people's government. They got a government that was busy serving Congress high command in Delhi. Their priorities were different."

Current NDA government had made a ministry for fisheries in 2019: PM Modi in Puducherry

Congress joined hands with Ajmal for 'lust for power': Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday attacked the Congress for joining forces with Badruddin Ajmal's AIUDF in Assam because of its "lust for power".
 
The Congress' "greed" to capture power in the state will remain unfulfilled and the BJP along with its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which symbolises Assamese identity, will win the assembly polls with a two-thirds majority, Shah told a public rally at Borduwa, the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardeva, the 15-16th century saint, scholar and religious reformer, in Nagaon district.
 
"The Congress talks about providing security when it is joining hands with Ajmal. It's ony because of its lust for power that it has joined hands with Ajmal. "The party did nothing to free Assam from violence and infiltration despite having a prime minister who was elected from the state," he said, referring to Manmohan Singh who is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam.

Under leadership of PM Modi, not only in Assam, a new development started in entire northeast: Amit Shah

West Bengal has given a vision to the country and the world: BJP chief J P Nadda in Kolkata

Assam now known for development, education, tourism: Amit Shah

Highlighting the transformation of Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the state was earlier known for agitations, weapons and violence, now it is known for development, industrial investment, education and tourism.
 
"Assam that was known for agitations, weapons and violence is now known for development, industrial investment, education and tourism," Shah said during a rally in Nagaon district.
 
The Home Minister further stated that it is the first step in a new era of development started by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
Pitching for making Assam flood-free, infiltrator-free and violence-free, Shah said, "We have to make the entire northeast the biggest GDP contributor of the country." Shah also visited Maha Mrityunjay Temple in the district for the 'Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav' and offered prayers along with Sonowal and Sarma.

Congress has a system, they're seen only when elections approach: Amit Shah

From BSNL to Coal everything in the country is being sold by Modi govt, says Mamata Banerjee

There was demonetisation, fuel prices are rising. Modi government is selling everything in the country. From BSNL to Coal everything in the country is being sold. This is an anti-people, anti-youth, anti-farmer government: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
 

The next government will be a people-powered government: PM Narendra Modi at a BJP rally in Puducherry

The next government will be a people-powered government: PM Narendra Modi at a BJP rally in Puducherry

Congress has a policy of divide, lie and rule: Modi in public meeting in Puducherry

Our colonial rulers had the policy of divide and rule. Congress has a policy of divide, lie and rule. Sometimes their leaders put region against region, community against community: Modi in public meeting in Puducherry

People of Puducherry celebrating freedom from misgovernance of Congress: Modi

People of Puducherry celebrating freedom from misgovernance of Congress: Modi tells in apparent reference to V Narayanasamy government that fell on Monday

Winds of change visible in Puducherry, says PM in public meeting in the UT

Winds of change visible in Puducherry, says PM in public meeting in the UT

In 2016, Puducherry got a govt that was busy serving the Congress high command in Delhi, says PM Modi

In 2016, Puducherry didn't get a people's govt. They got a govt that was busy serving the Congress high command in Delhi, their priorities were different. Your former CM was an expert in lifting the slippers of his top party leaders: PM Narendra Modi at BJP rally in Puducherry
 

People of Puducherry will now punish the anti-democratic mindset of Congress, says PM Modi

Polls can happen in Gujarat, J&K, in Leh-Ladakh but not in Puducherry!
 
People of Puducherry will now punish the anti-democratic mindset of Congress.

PM Modi launches various projects in Puducherry, lays foundation stone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a slew of completed projects here and laid the foundation stone for others, including in the ports and highways sectors.
 
The Prime Minister inaugurated a Blood Centre at state-run JIPMER, a Sports Authority of India (SAI) girls hostel at Lawspet and a reconstructed Heritage Mairie Building. Read on...

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PM Modi to inaugurate &lay foundation stone of several projects in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today

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