Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Rajasthan's Jaipur and laid the foundation stones for 13 urban infrastructure projects worth over Rs 2,100 crore across the state.
PM Modi's visit to the pink city is significant as Rajasthan is expected to go to polls later in 2018. Hence, the visit is seen as an attempt to woo voters ahead of the Assembly Elections 2018.
During his visit, the prime minister addressed a public meeting, where beneficiaries of seven central government and five state government's flagship schemes shared their experiences with Modi.
The schemes include Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana, Skill India, Rashtriya Bal, Swasthya Karyakram, Mukhyamantri Rajshri Yojana, Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana, Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan, Shramik Kalyan Card, Mukhyamantri Palanhar Yojana, Chhatra Scooty Vitaran Yojana and Din Dayal Upadhyay Varishth Nagrik Tirth Yatra Yojana.
The entire interaction process took place through an audio-visual presentation, which was moderated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
Some of the prominent projects, PM Modi laid the foundation stone for, are Integrated Infrastructure package for the walled city of Udaipur, Elevated Road Project for Ajmer, Water Supply and Sewerage projects, Upgradation of STPs.
Projects under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the districts of Bundi, Ajmer and Bikaner and Dussehra Maidan (Phase 2) in Kota are also in the pipeline.
Here are the Highlights on PM Narendra Modi's Rajasthan visit:
# 02:50 PM: Next year Rajasthan completes 70 years. Let us reaffirm our commitment of creating a developed Rajasthan, which will play a pivotal role in the building of a New India: PM
# 02:49 PM: No tolerance towards corruption. All our efforts are aimed at building a New India: PM Modi
No tolerance towards corruption.
All our efforts are aimed at building a New India. pic.twitter.com/8V5LKGKegq— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 7, 2018
# 02:46 PM: Our aim is inclusive and all-round development: PM Narendra Modi
# 02:44 PM: Initiatives like Mudra and Ujjwala are benefitting the people of Rajasthan, says Modi
# 02:41 PM: Fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the people of Rajasthan.
Fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the people of Rajasthan. pic.twitter.com/2FLaahtaKd— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 7, 2018
# 02:37 PM: Working for the welfare of our hardworking farmers, says Modi.
Working for the welfare of our hardworking farmers. pic.twitter.com/KdhQikzBhK— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 7, 2018
# 02:32 PM: There are some people who will never appreciate good work done, be it by the Centre or by Vasundhara Raje Ji but everyone must see the happiness of the beneficiaries here, says the prime minister in Jaipur.
# 02:31 PM: The way the programme in Jaipur has been organised is commendable. Hearing beneficiaries is wonderful: PM Modi.
# 02:28 PM: The Central Government and the State Government are working together for the progress of Rajasthan: Narendra Modi.
# 02:26 PM: Never forget the tough circumstances in which Vasundhara Raje Ji took oath in 2013. When she took the oath, systems were not working properly. She has changed the work culture in the state: PM Modi
# 02:25 PM: PM Modi remembers the rich history of Rajasthan.
Remembering the rich history of Rajasthan. pic.twitter.com/3ZNx40C2xq— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 7, 2018
# 02:21 PM: Be it living in harmony with nature or defending our nation, Rajasthan has shown the way, says PM Modi.
# 02:21 PM: There is something very special about the land of Rajasthan. This is a land of courage: Prime Minister in Jaipur.
# 02:19 PM: I am seeing first hand how Rajasthan welcomes people to their state. There is great enthusiasm here. People should come here to see the true picture of the progress the state has made in the last few years: PM Modi.
# 01:35 PM: PM Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Jaipur.
# 01:28 PM: PM Modi lays the foundation stone for several development projects in Jaipur.
# 01:03 PM: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje welcome PM Modi to Jaipur.
# 12:50 PM: Prime Minister arrives in Jaipur, to lay the foundation stone for 13 urban infrastructure projects and address a public meeting.
# 11:59 AM: PM Narendra Modi Ji Rajasthan eagerly awaits you, tweets Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
# 11:48 AM: People from all walks of life, from different parts of Rajasthan, are converging in Jaipur for PM Narendra Modi's public meeting.
Modi has been interacting with beneficiaries of several central government schemes since the past few months. Besides that, the prime minister in May had also launched a survey in order to welcome citizens to rate the performance of the BJP-led dispensation at the Centre and MPs and MLAs in their constituencies.