PM Modi began the speech by saying that he has a strong connection with Himachal Pradesh.
PM Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Bilaspur. Governor Acharya Dev Vrat, CM Virbhadra Singh and Union Minister JP Nadda were present at the foundation stone of AIIMS.
Here are the live updates from the PM Modi’s speech:
# Over 4 crore families still do not have access to electricity. Through Saubhagya Yojana we want to ensure power for them.
# Himachal needs good roads & proper electricity. Only then tourism will get a boost and hence add to the state's economy.
# Earlier there used to be only news about scams & corruption. Since we came to power, there has been no news of corruption.
# What Himachal Pradesh is seeing now is a 'Zamanati Sarkar'. People of this state do not deserve such a government.
# I laud people of Himachal for their awareness towards Swachhata. A clean Himachal would boost tourism & add to progress of the state.
# There are 13 development projects in Himachal Pradesh for which Central Govt will invest Rs 15,000 Crore
# By conducting Surgical Strikes, the country's military has shown its prowess and made the nation proud
# For over 40 years, the matter of OROP was pending. Now, we have disbursed 3 out of 4 installments that have benefitted ex-servicemen.
# With the Shilanyas of IIIT, we are laying the foundations of a futuristic Himachal Pradesh. This will benefit the people of the state.
# IIIT is not just a college but it is the beginning of a new era.
# Indradhanush Yojna has covered significant ground in vaccination. I congratulate JP Nadda for his efforts.
# We're making a campus where over 3000 people will work together. This is also bringing employment opportunities.
# This AIIMS has not only come as lifeline for the people of Himachal but also a boost to the tourism sector here.
# Opening of AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh especially in this region of the state has a lot of benefits for people.
# Tourists come here from far off places. If they get access to AIIMS & get treated well, they will want to come here frequently.
# I will be fortunate if I get the opportunity to work for Himachal Pradesh.
# I have a strong connection with Himachal Pradesh.