Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Tamil Nadu slammed the Opposition saying that hatred is reaching new levels with people competing as to who will abuse Modi most. From abusing my family to talking about killing me, the Opposition has stooped to a low level but it won’t deter me from doing my work, said PM Modi in a sharp attack.
PM Modi went on to say, “They have a competition- who will abuse Modi most. Some abuse me and my family, some mock my poverty, some abuse my lower caste origins. Now one Congress leader talks of killing Modi but I’m not bothered, I’m here to do my work.”
The Prime Minister announced that the government had decided to rename Chennai Central Station after MG Ramachandran, after unveiling a statue of AIADMK founder at a college campus. He also announced that they were ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have in-flight announcements in the Tamil.
PM Modi launched five highway projects, worth over 5,000 crores, that will encompass Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram, Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Vellore and Kanchipuram districts. He also inaugurated electrified sections of Railways’ Erode-Karur-Tiruchirappalli and Salem-Karur-Dindigul corridors. The electrification project is aimed at achieving a seamless train operation by reducing running time.
The railway electrification between Erode-Karur-Tiruchchirappalli and Salem-Karur-Dindigul section has been completed at a cost of Rs. 321 crore. The project was finished in a record time of 26 months, ahead of a scheduled period of 30 months.
Earlier in the day, he laid the foundation stone for various development projects in Kalaburagi in Karnataka. He dedicated the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Terminal, the ESIC Hospital and Medical College at Bengaluru to the country. He even dedicated the Super Specialty Block of KIMS in Hubballi to the nation and interacted with the beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat at Kalaburagi.