PM Narendra Modi to launch railway projects in Karnataka today


BENGALURU: PM Narendra Modi is likely to go to Karnataka on Sunday to take part in two spiritual occasions and launch railways projects. As per the latest reports, CM Siddaramaiah annoyed at receiving invitation at the last minute before the railway events.

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Siddaramaiah has restricted his meeting with PM Modi to only getting him at HAL airport in the afternoon when the PM reaches to attend a prayer meeting at Bengaluru Palace grounds. Minister Siddaramaiah will unveil development projects in Mandya and comeback to Bengaluru to get the PM and depart for Mysuru.

Modi will launch 107-km Bidar-Kalaburagi railway line and inaugurate the Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) train service amid Bidar and Kalaburagi. The government has spent Rs 1,542-crore on this project.

As per CM’s secretariat, Siddaramaiah was given an invitation on Friday. He stated on Saturday that he will be coming late and he had already planned his actions for Sunday.

“Before fixing the programme, the railways should have consulted us. Karnataka government has met 50% of the total cost to lay the track. It’s not becoming on the part of the railways to do this,” CM’s secretariat stated.

Narendra Modi will reach to Mangaluru at 10.15am and acquire a chopper to Dharmasthala for darshan and puja at the Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple. Later, he will go to Ujire to organize a rally of Sri Kshetra Dharamsthala Rural development project. During his visit, he will issue RuPay cards to the recipients which will aid the self help groups to start cashless, digital transactions.

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PM Modi will go to Bengaluru Palace today where 1 lakh followers will narrate the Soundarya Lahari prepared by Adi Shankaracharya.  Moreover,  Narendra Modi will go to Bidar at 4.25pm for the devotion of the railway track and inauguration of the DEMU train, public meeting at Nehru Stadium.