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  • 12:44 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: PM Modi congratulates the beneficiaries of PMAY as he signs off.

  • 12:43 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: We have to walk on the path shown by Sai Baba, says PM Modi. Furthermore, he congratulates Devendra Fadnavis government for completing 4 years of rule in Maharashtra.

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  • 12:35 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: PM Modi says, “A permanent house makes life easy & provides enthusiasm to fight against poverty. Keeping this in mind, the govt has set the goal of providing a permanent house to every family by 2022. I am happy that we have completed half the journey.”

  • 12:31 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: “The last government constructed just 25 lakh houses while, in last four years of BJP-led government, we have constructed 1.25 crore houses for the people. If the same government would have been power till now then the poor would have been forced to wait for 20 years for their own houses, says PM Modi at Shri Saibaba Samadhi Temple Complex.

  • 12:28 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: Prime Minister launches a veiled attack on the Congress, says the party had worked for the welfare of the people but not with an aim of benefiting the poor but for their own good.

  • 12:27 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: “We are working for the benefits of the poor. We are aiming to provide homes to each and every poor in the country by 75th Independence Day in 2022,” says Prime Minister.

  • 12:25 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: The Prime Minister congratulates Maharashtra government, says I feel fortunate to hand over the keys of their own houses to over 2.50 lakh PMAY beneficiaries.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: The Prime Minister addresses the gathering at the valedictory function of the Sai Baba Samadhi centenary celebrations. He extends Dussehra greetings and asserts, “I always try to celebrate festivals with the people.”

  • 12:16 PM IST

    Narendra Modi in Shirdi Live: The Prime Minister speaks about Ayushman Bharat Yojana while talking to PMAY beneficiaries in Latur.

Shirdi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. From the airport, the PM left for Shri Saibaba Samadhi Temple Complex where he is scheduled to attend the valedictory function of the Sai Baba Samadhi centenary celebrations. The PM will also address a gathering and unveil commemorative silver coins. Besides, he will also hand over the keys of houses to some beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Earlier on Thursday, the centenary celebrations, which were inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, ended in the holy city of Shirdi.

The PM is also scheduled to attend the ‘bhumi pujan’ of a 10 MW solar power system worth Rs 40 crore. Later, he will even inaugurate a Rs 158 crore hi-tech educational complex which will house a school, college, auditorium, playground, library and laboratory.

He would also lay the foundation stone of a Rs 166 crore Sail Knowledge Park which would have a museum and a theme park. The PM will perform the ground breaking ceremony of a Rs 112 crore worth hall that will be built to enable the devotees attend Sai darshan as it would directly be connected with Sai samadhi through a skywalk.

PM Modi also attended the e-griha pravesh ceremony for 2.50 lakh beneficiaries of the affordable housing scheme of the government.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde on Tuesday alleged that the Maharashtra government is spending Rs 2 crore to bring beneficiaries for the October 19 function. The state government has allocated Rs 2 crore and given targets for its officers to identify and escort the beneficiaries to the event, he claimed.

“None of the government schemes are reaching the target group. So now they’ve opted for false promotion of the schemes, with elections approaching,” he alleged.