Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda, Punjab.
The 750-bedded AIIMS will be set up with an outlay of Rs 925 crore and it would be spread over 177 acres of land on the Bathinda-Dabwali road. The land has been given by the state government. It is expected to be completed by June 2020, officials said.
Heavy security arrangements have been made in the wake of Modiâ€™s visit to Bathinda.
On this occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Union Health Minister J P Nadda, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister and Punjab BJP Chief Vijay Sampla, among others were also present.
Highlights of his speech during public rally:Â
#I encurage people to turn their mobiles into wallets and go towards cashless economy: PM Modi
#I am doing everything possible to ensure the middle class is not exploited and the poor get their due: PM Modi
#Black money & corruption has looted the middle class and deprived poor of their rights. I want to give poor their rights: PM Modi
#For me, elections do not matter. I am more concerned about the welfare of the farmers: PM Modi
#Government will do everything to give enough water to our farmers: PM Modi in Bathinda
#The fields of our farmers must have adequate water. Water that belongs to India cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan: PM Modi
#My farmers have the right over the water that flows through Indus, will strive to get that water back: PM Modi in Bathinda
#When school in Peshawar was attacked every Indian was sad; People of Pakistan should tell their rulers to fight corruption,fake notes: PM
# I have created a task force to stop Indus river's water to go to Pakistan and re route it to Punjab: PM Modi
#Want to speak to ppl of Pak once again; they must talk to their rulers; must decide if they want to fight against IndiaÂ then let's wage a fight against corruption, against black money, poverty: PM Modi
#Pakistan is not far from here; look at the valour of our army jawans when they conducted surgical strike, it created havoc across border: PM
#AIIMS here will benefit the local areas and this Government does not only stop at laying foundation stones, we complete all projects: PM
#Whatever decisions we take when we are in power, we fulfil it during that period itself: PM Modi in Bathinda (Punjab)
#Social infrastructure is essential for the development of every nation; We need top quality schools and hospitals: PM Modi in Bathinda
(With Inputs from Agencies)