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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Who Is On A Day's Visit To Maharashtra On Saturday, Where He Laid Foundation Stone For The Grand Memorial Of Maratha Warrior King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 24 Dec 2016, 05:40:13 PM
Narendra Modi (Pic: ANI)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a day's visit to Maharashtra on Saturday, laid foundation stone for the grand memorial of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mumbai.

PM Modi is addressing a public function at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) ground in suburban Bandra, after laying foundation stone for two Metro rail projects, Elevated Rail Corridors Project and Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL).

Live updates of PM Modi's speech from Mumbai:

5:19pm: PM Modi ends his speech

# Dishonest people should not underestimate the mood of 125 crore Indians, you should fear them.

# I want to assure people of India that this battle will not stop till the time we win it.

# The people of India will not accept corruption and black money.

# The time of dishonest people is up, this is cleanup campaign.

# After 50 days, life of honest will ease and dishonest people will start struggling.

# There were efforts to mislead and even intimidate people but they supported us in the battle against corruption and black money.

# Our battle to fight corruption has been going on since the day we assumed office. A historic decision was taken on 8th November.

# The strength of 125 crore Indians will bring about change in this nation.

# Country will change and prosper. Country will proudly stand in front of the world.

# Even after 70 years of independence, 18000 villages were forced to live in the 18th century.

# Development should be sustainable, and should offer opportunity to the poor to empower themselves.

# Development is the solution to all problems, it is the way ahead.

# Performing the Jan Pujan of Shiv Smarak was very special. Glad I got the opportunity.

# Every part of India has so much to offer. There are so many possibilities for tourism.

# His courage was known but there are so many more aspects of Shivaji Maharaj we must know about. Look at his policies on water, finance.

# Yes, Mahatma Gandhi fought the British but at the same time he fought for equality in our society.

# Shivaji Maharaj was a multifaceted personality. So many aspects of his personality inspire us.

# Even in the midst of struggle, Shivaji Maharaj remained a torchbearer of good governance.

# You can imagine how happy I am feeling today.

# I still recall my visit to Raigad, after I was declared the Prime Ministerial candidate by my party.


# PM Narendra Modi starts speaking at the foundation stone ceremony for various development projects in Mumbai.

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for two metro corridors and other projects at the MMRDA Grounds



Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue at the MMRDA ground








Earlier on the day, Modi landed in the metropolis at 11.30 AM and left for MIDC Patalganga in neighbouring Raigad district where he inaugurated the newly-built campus of the National Institute of Securities Management.

The PM then reached Raj Bhavan and later moved towards Girgaum Chowpatty for the Shivaji Memorial event.

He proceeded to the site in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast, where the state government was planning to build a mega memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

The Prime Minister's visit assumes political significance as the high-stake elections to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are just a few months away.

The main feature of the Shivaji memorial, slated to cost Rs 3,600 crore, will be a 192-metre-tall statue of the iconic Maratha king. The site is a rocky outcrop, roughly 1.5 km from the Raj Bhavan shore.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently said the 'Shiv Smarak' will not only be the tallest memorial in the country, but in the entire world. He had thanked Modi for "making it possible."

The PM will then leave for Pune, where he will lay the foundation stone of the Pune Metro Rail project at the Agriculture College ground there. NCP leader Sharad Pawar will share the stage with Modi at this event.

The memorial project has been facing stiff opposition from fisherfolk and environmentalists, who have alleged that it would affect marine life and ecology of the Arabian Sea.

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First Published : 24 Dec 2016, 03:58:00 PM