PM Narendra Modi's one-day visit to Maharashtra: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Pune Metro rail project at the SSPMS ground on Saturday.

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 11:39

Pune: Hours after laying the foundation for a Rs 3,600-crore grand memorial for Shivaji Maharaj in Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pune Metro rail project at the SSPMS ground on Saturday.

PM Modi said that India is urbanising at a very quick pace and it is vital to improve quality of life in villages as well as think of ways to mitigate the challenges our urban areas are facing. 
 
Modi spoke at length about Rurban mission initiated by the Centre. "The character & spirit of the village has to be preserved. And at the same time we need to invigorate our villages with good facilities", he added further.

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In this nation, the voice of 125 crore Indians will be heard. This voice cannot be subverted by a select few: PM Narendra Modi

 

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After 8th November, the power of the 'big' people has reduced and the power of the poor and those perceived as 'small' has increased: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 20:24 PM

If the evils of corruption and black money were removed earlier, I would not have had to take the decisions I took: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 20:24 PM

In this nation everybody is equal before the law and everyone has to follow the law: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 20:24 PM

PM Narendra Modi speaks on demonetisation, says "after 8th November, urban local bodies have seen a rise in their income. This makes it possible to spend more resources of development."

24 December 2016, 20:23 PM

We are working on gas grids, water grids, digital network, leveraging space technology, using technology to help farmers: PM 

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Earlier infrastructure was only about roads, rail and airports. Now times have changed. We need to cater to people's expectations: PM

24 December 2016, 20:23 PM

It is our endeavour that whatever projects are taken up are completed within the decided time frame. Delayed projects do not help: PM Modi

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Yes, the gains of the present are vital but we need systems that cater to the needs and aspirations of the future too: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 20:22 PM

The character and spirit of the village has to be preserved. And at the same time we need to invigorate our villages with good facilities: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 20:21 PM

The Government of India is actively working on the Rurban Mission. This caters to those places that are growing and urbanising quickly: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 20:20 PM

We must plan for the future. Everything cannot be seen from a political point of view. We must plan adequately for growth of our cities: PM Modi

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Government of India actively working on the Rurban Mission. This caters to those places that are growing and urbanising quickly: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 20:20 PM

India is urbanising at a very quick pace and  thus its essential to work in two  directions. First, the quality of life in villages needs to be improved and second, we need to think long term so that we can mitigate the challenges our urban areas are facing: PM Modi 

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PM Narendra Modi shares the dais with NCP chief Sharad Pawar at foundation stone laying ceremony of Pune Metro project.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Pune Metro Project's Phase-1.

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PM Narendra Modi receives memento at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Pune Metro Rail project.

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This fight won’t stop till we win it, says PM Narendra Modi, stressing his resolve to root out graft.

24 December 2016, 17:27 PM

Demonetisation is a cleanliness campaign for the betterment of the country. The country is not ready to tolerate corruption anymore, PM Modi says.

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After 50 days post implementation of the demonetisation policy, PM Modi claimed that the pain among the common people will gradually decrease and the pain among the corrupt will increase.

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If the corrupt people aren't afraid of Modi or the government, that is fine. But be afraid of the 1.25 crore Indians. They will defeat you with their honesty: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 17:24 PM

Who says the country can never change? The country will change, it will improve, it will be at the forefront of the world in under three years: PM Narendra Modi

24 December 2016, 17:23 PM

There were efforts to mislead and even intimidate people but they supported us in the battle against corruption and black money. The people of India will not accept corruption and black money: PM Modi

24 December 2016, 17:22 PM

Our battle to fight corruption has been going on since the day we assumed office. A historic decision was taken on 8th November: PM

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The strength of 125 crore Indians will bring about change in this nation: PM Narendra Modi

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Even after 70 years of independence, 18000 villages had been forced to live in the 18th century, says PM Narendra Modi

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We sounded the bugle, launched a decisive fight against black money and corruption on November 8, referring to his government’s demonetisation exercise: PM Modi

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Development can lead to employment and solve major problems in the country: PM Modi

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PM Narendra Modi thanks Maharashtra government and the people of the state for giving him the opportunity to perform ‘bhoomi pooja’.

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Even today, the world speaks about tourism in India, every wishes to vist the Taj Mahal at least once, says PM Narendra Modi.

24 December 2016, 17:13 PM

We have taken up the task to supply cooking gas to the poor, says PM Narendra Modi.

24 December 2016, 17:12 PM

Development is the solution to every problem. Who says India can’t change? The strength of 125 crore Indians will bring about the change. The country will advance, says PM Modi.

24 December 2016, 17:05 PM

Trillions of dollars will be spent on tourism in the years to come. If we can make the most of the forts Shivaji Maharaj had built, we would do a great job: PM Modi.

Also read: PM Modi lays foundation stone for Rs. 3,600 crore Shivaji Memorial

24 December 2016, 17:04 PM

Shivaji Maharaj was a multifaceted personality. So many aspects of his personality inspire us, says PM Narendra Modi.

24 December 2016, 17:03 PM

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Shivaji Maharaj, says "even in the midst of struggle, Shivaji remained a torchbearer of good governance. His courage was known but there are so many more aspects of Shivaji Maharaj we must know about. Look at his policies on water, finance."

 

24 December 2016, 17:01 PM

PM Narendra Modi addresses people in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, says "I still recall my visit to Raigad, after I was declared the Prime Ministerial candidate by my party."

 

24 December 2016, 17:00 PM

PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for two additional Metro corridors and several other projects at the MMRDA Grounds.

24 December 2016, 16:51 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the grand memorial of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on board a hovercraft in the Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast.

24 December 2016, 16:28 PM

Former union minister Gurudas Kamat slams PM's highly "advertised" launch of projects in Mumbai as a "poll stunt".

24 December 2016, 16:27 PM

Even as its chief Uddhav Thackeray accompanied the Prime Minister for 'jal pujan' ceremony of Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial, Shiv Sena appeared unhappy with ally BJP, alleging that it has "hijacked" the occasion to take political benefit.

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PM Narendra Modi performs Jal Pujan for Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial in Mumbai.

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PM Narendra Modi onboard a ship, to perform Jal Pujan for Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial in Mumbai.

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India is being seen as a bright spot. Growth is projected to remain among the highest in the world, PM says.