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    Modi in Amethi LIVE: The factory of Korba was built to create modern rifles, but it has never been used for its full potential, says PM Modi.

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    Modi in Amethi LIVE: ‘Made in Amethi’ AK-203s will be of great help to our forces in fighting terrorists and Naxals: PM Modi.

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    Modi in Amethi LIVE: One of the most advanced rifles in world AK-203 will be made in Amethi. It will be made by a joint-venture of India & Russia. I express my gratitude to my friend President Vladimir Putin, this venture was made possible in such a short time by his support, says PM Modi.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded the Lok Sabha elections 2019 bugle in Patna on Sunday at the ‘Sankalp’ (resolution) rally- while sharing the dais with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar first time in nine years.

PM Modi addressed at least five lakh people at Gandhi Maidan. All the NDA leaders including JD(U) President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, LJP President and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan attended the rally.

The Sankalp rally was the first joint rally of Narendra Modi and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar and their first big show after Nitish Kumar joined hands with the BJP in July 2017.

Earlier in the day, BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav said that the NDA rally is aimed at taking a resolve to make a new and secure India under the leadership of Modi. “The NDA’s Sankalp rally is being organised to take a resolve to make a new, strong, prosperous, safe and secured Indian,” he said.

The Sankalp rally on Sunday came exactly a month after Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed Jan Akansha rally at Gandhi Maidan (people’s expectations)- where all members of the grand alliance participated.

With 40 parliamentary seats, Bihar is a key state in the Lok Sabha elections.

MODI AT AMETHI

After the Patna rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi- the famous Congress bastion to inaugurate a factory that will manufacture modernised versions of the Kalashnikov rifle.

At the Korwa Ordnance Factory in Kauhar, Amethi, Mr. Modi will launch the production of the “latest series of the iconic Kalashnikov rifles,” his office said in a statement.

Modi’s visit on Sunday will mark the launch of the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Limited – a factory which will manufacture the latest series of AK assault rifles.

The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between India’s Ordnance factory and a Russian firm. It will produce the last series of Kalashnikov rifles in the Korwa Ordnance Factory. The Joint Venture is said to be an example of ‘Make in India’.

“The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a milestone in India-Russia cooperation. The latest series of the iconic Kalashnikov rifles will be made in the Korwa Ordnance Factory,” an official statement said. It added,”The joint venture will bolster the armed forces and strengthen the national security. The factory will generate employment opportunities in Amethi and nearby areas and give tremendous boost to the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor project.”