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PM Modi in Gujarat to inaugurate number of development projects

PM Modi in Gujarat to inaugurate number of development projects

Prime Minister, on his part, lay foundation stone for Rs 900 crore bridge to link Dwarka with island religious tourist centre of Bet Dwarka.

PM Modi said that the world's attention is being drawn to India and people are coming to invest in the country.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had visited the same temple in September and raised issues related to unemployment, farmers' distress and failed economic policies of the Modi government.

In Gujarat, the BJP constructed good roads after it came to power in 1995, reducing the accident rate, he said and went on to list various development projects carried out by his party in the state in its 22 years of rule. Modi said his government was working towards port-led development and empowerment of fishermen. In all the functions throughout the day, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel accompanied Modi. The Central Government had said that after studying GST implementation for three months, it would try to solve discrepancies.

PM Modi said, "In this day and age, we can not afford to have a digital divide". Modi, who was speaking at IIT Gandhinagar, is on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat.

Earlier in the day, PM said that Diwali has come early for our citizens due to the decisions are taken in the GST Council. "On Friday our government addressed the concerns regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST), and announced a slew of measures to ease the concerns of traders, exporters and small businesses", he said.

The decision was taken during the 22nd GST Council meeting, which was chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. An institute for this will be set up in this Devbhoomi of Dwarka.

The prime minister dedicated an automatic milk processing and packaging plant of Sursagar Dairy and daily water-supply scheme for four zones in Surendranagar city.

Talking about the NDA government's educational reforms, Mr Modi said that "academics should not be exam-driven: The focus needs to be on innovation".

There is a lot of excitement in Vadnagar as well as the nearby villages such as Badarpur and Molipur over the visit, the prime minister's elder brother Somabhai Modi told PTI.

To inaugurate a Rs 500-crore civil hospital and a medical college, Modi will visit his birthtown Vadnagar in North Gujarat, on Sunday.

Prime Minister Modi talked about the NCAP at a foundation stone laying ceremony held here for development of a new airport. The Prime Minister will distribute e-tablets to health workers to mark the launch of ImTeCHO.