Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Goa for a brief visit to lay foundation for two major infrastructure projects, a greenfield airport at the Mopa plateau and an electronic city in Tuem, both located in North Goa’s Pernem sub-district.
During his three-hour visit to the BJP-ruled state, the prime minister is also scheduled to deliver a speech at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium, on the outskirts of the state capital, from where he will remotely lay the foundation stone for the two projects. According to reports, the state government has sent out 10,000 invites for the event.
Here are the highlights:
#This is not the end; I have more projects in mind to eradicate corruption: PM Modi in Goa
#PM Modi greeted with roaring applause and standing ovation in Goa
#You’ll be shocked to know that many MPs asked me not to make PAN mandatory for any purchase of jewellery: PM Modi
#I was not born for the power, says PM Modi
#If any money that was looted in India and has left Indian shores, it is our duty to find out about it: PM Narendra Modi in Goa
#Benami property owners are my next target, says PM Modi on black money
#If you asked me to defeat the menace of black money, how can I not do it? The previous govt kept avoiding this: PM Modi
#The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it. In 2014 so many people voted to free the nation from corruption: PM
#This is important step towards eradicating corruption and black money, but some people are lost in their own world: PM Modi
#Its said Akbar had nine jewels in his cabinet, I am proud to say I have many including the valuable Parrikar ji from Goa: PM Modi
#A digitally trained, modern and youth driven Goa is being shaped today. This has the power to transform India: PM
#With the new airport the impetus to tourism will be immense: PM
#As far as the airport is concerned, I am happy that we are fulfilling the promise made by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This will benefit Goa: PM
#We read a week ago how Goa has emerged as Number 1 among the smaller states. This is due to the people of Goa: PM
#If the CM, RM & me appreciate Goa, one may argue it is also about our political affiliations but a magazine recently lauded Goa's growth: PM
#Due to Manohar Parrikar, Goa saw political stability and formation of a Government that works for the welfare of the state: PM
#I laud Manohar Parrikar for ushering in a political culture in Goa- that of taking Goa to new heights of progress: PM
#Political instability had affected Goa's growth. And due to this instability, the state never realised its true potential: PM
#I want to congratulate the team here. India successfully hosted the BRICS Summit in Goa a few weeks back: PM
#PM Narendra Modi addresses public rally in Goa, welcome audience in Konkani
#Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Mopa greenfield airport in Goa. (11:25 am)
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This is Modi’s second visit to the state in two months; he hosted the BRICS summit in October this year.
Of the two projects being kick-started by Modi, the Mopa airport is Goa’s first civilian airport and is being developed by GMR Airports and the electronic city is expected to host manufacturing units for electronics components, envisaged under the Make in India scheme.
After delivering his address in Goa, Modi is expected to head for Pune, where is scheduled to inaugurate a four-day international conference and exhibition on enhancing the sugarcane value chain.