Narendra Modi in Karnataka highlights: Govt is open to incorporating changes into GST to improve system, says PM

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Narendra Modi in Karnataka highlights: Govt is open to incorporating changes into GST to improve system, says PM
  • 19:41 (IST)

    Implementation of GST was a collective decision of all parties. We are open to changes to make the system better: PM

  • 19:34 (IST)

    'When Gujarat was flooded, Congress ministers were sitting in Bengaluru'

    "When we're fighting corruption, Congress has become insensitive. Gujarat was devastated by floods this year. But Congress leaders, instead of reaching out to people there, preferred coming to Bengaluru," says the prime minister.

  • 19:27 (IST)

    'Rs 57,000 Cr from govt revenue which earlier went to the middlemen is now going directly to the rightful owner'

  • 19:25 (IST)

    PM talks about Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), says it helped check corruption

  • 19:21 (IST)

    In three years, we have finished 2,100 kilometres rail project, says Modi

  • 19:18 (IST)

    Modi lauds BS Yedurappa on his efforts in finishing Bidar-Kalburgi rail route

  • 19:16 (IST)

    PM says villages that did not have power for seven decades, now have access to electricity

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Congress is good at 'atkana, latkana and bhatkana', says Modi

  • 19:14 (IST)

    "We said we'll bring electricity to 18,000 houses in 1,000 days. It's not 1000 days yet and 15,000 houses have access to electricity," says Modi

  • 19:11 (IST)

    'The project that should have taken three years, took 20 years'

  • 19:09 (IST)

    Congress would begin projects for seeking political mileage but they would be halted in the middle, says Modi

    "Congress would begin a lot of projects for seeking political mileage but then they would be halted in the middle," says Modi. BS Yedurappa was the first to come up with the rail route idea but the Congress government then halted the whole project, added Modi. For progress, we have started finishing all the pending projects, the prime minister said.

  • 18:57 (IST)

    Modi to address public at Bidar shortly

  • 18:54 (IST)

    Narendra Modi to address public at Bidar shortly

  • 18:40 (IST)

    PM Modi inaugurates Bidar-Kalaburagi new Railway Line, flags off first train in the route

  • 18:31 (IST)

    PM Modi arrives in Bidar; to inaugurate Bidar-Kalaburagi new Railway Line

  • 17:29 (IST)

    Congress will have to answer for the shameless statement of their leader on the ‘azadi’ of Kashmir, that is the language of Pakistan, says Modi

  • 17:25 (IST)

    P Chidambaram reacts to PM Modi’s remarks, says autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir is in Indian Constitution

  • 17:11 (IST)

    Modi slams Congress, says the mindsets of Congress leaders on Kashmir explains why they had problems even with surgical strikes

  • 16:27 (IST)

    Bengaluru is the land of startups, says PM

  • 16:22 (IST)

    Modi focuses on heritage monuments in Mann Ki Baat speech

    Amid the ongoing controversy over the historic Taj Mahal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said forts were symbols of heritage and it was the duty of all the countrymen to keep them safe and clean.

    In his his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi appreciated the transformation of Chandarpur fort in Maharashtra in a 200-day cleanliness campaign and urged the people to look after their historical heritage. 

    "...Forts are symbols of our heritage. And it is the duty of all to keep their historical heritage safe and clean," he said.

  • 15:55 (IST)

    "Congress should be learning from its mistakes but they've decided not to understand or learn from their defeats," said Narendra Modi

  • 15:45 (IST)

    Perserverance saw India through at Doka La, says Narendra Modi

    "The entire world saw what happened in the Doka La issue. No matter how powerful China was, India's perseverance and persistence saw it through," said Modi in Bengaluru.

  • 15:40 (IST)

    Images of Narendra Modi in Bengaluru

  • 15:26 (IST)

    'Won't let India's unity and diversity be compromised at any cost,' says Modi 

  • 15:17 (IST)

    Congress disconnected from country's aspirations, says Modi

    Speaking at a rally in Bengaluru, Narendra Modi attacked the Congress party vociferously over P Chidambaram's comments on Kashmir. He said, "Do you remember the lies Congress was spreading on Doka La. People of India trusted them so much but such is their conduct. Congress is disconnected with the aspirations of our country."

  • 15:11 (IST)

    What Chidambaram had said on Kashmir:

    Months after accusing the Centre of adopting a 'muscle flexing' strategy to bring normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said that people in Kashmir who demand azaadi actually seek autonomy for the state. 

    He was quoted by ANI as saying,“My interactions in Jammu and Kashmir led me to the conclusion that when they ask for azaadi, most people want autonomy.”

    He further advocated the demand for autonomy by saying that although Jammu and Kashmir should get all the protection promised under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, it should remain a part of India. He further added,"Therefore, I think we should seriously examine the autonomy demand. It is very much within the Constitution. Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of India with some amount of autonomy."

    Read more here

  • 15:07 (IST)

    Modi lashes out at Congress, says Chidambaram's remarks reflective of party's view of army

    "Yesterday's statement of a Congress leader on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes and the bravery of our army," said Narendra Modi at the Bengaluru rally. 

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Chidambaram's remarks an insult to our soldiers, said Modi

  • 15:01 (IST)

    'Congress is shameless', says Modi

    "Congress will have to answer for the recent statement of their leaders on Kashmir. The statement was unacceptable," says Narendra Modi at Bengaluru.

  • 15:00 (IST)

    Narendra Modi slams Congress leader P Chidambaram over Kashmir remark

  • 14:58 (IST)

    Narendra Modi begins addressing Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Parayanotsava Mahasarmapane at Bengaluru's Palace grounds

  • 14:54 (IST)

    Narendra Modi received by Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah

  • 14:50 (IST)

    Narendra Modi reaches Bengaluru

  • 14:40 (IST)

    Narendra Modi being received by the Union ministers DV Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar on his arrival at Mangalore airport earlier today

    Image courtesy: PTI

  • 14:32 (IST)

    After his address in Bengaluru, Narendra Modi will speak at a rally in Bidar 

  • 14:30 (IST)

    Image of Narendra Modi in Mangaluru

  • 14:20 (IST)

    Map to reach the venue

  • 14:19 (IST)

    Cars, two-wheelers to be parked at Mavianakai (Mango) Mandi

    For people attending Narendra Modi's event in Krishna Vihar at Palace grounds, cars and two-wheelers must be parked at Mavianakai Mandi. Visitors have to walk up to Amanullah Khan gate on Jayamahal Road and enter the function at Krishna Vihar ground, according to The Times of India.

  • 14:11 (IST)

    Bengaluru traffice police advises people to avoid roads near Palace grounds

  • 14:08 (IST)

    Modi's schedule in Bengaluru

    The prime minister will land at Bengaluru and head to the Palace grounds to attend the Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Parayanotsava Mahasarmapane where one lakh devotees will recite the 'Soundarya Lahari' composed by Adi Shankaracharya. The event has been organized for the mass chanting of these 'slokas'. 

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Images from Narendra Modi's visit to Shri Manjunatha Swami Temple in Dharmasthala

  • 13:44 (IST)

    Parking restrictions in Bengaluru for Modi's visit

    The Times of India reported that parking for vehicles is prohibited in the following areas from 6 am to 6 pm: Palace Grounds, Sir CV Raman Road, Bellary Road, Jayamahal Road, MV Jayaram Road, Palace Road, Old Airport Road, Cubbon Road and Chalukya circle.


  • 13:29 (IST)

    Modi to attend function organised by Vedanta Bharati

    Modi will attend a function organised by Vedanta Bharati at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru on Sunday afternoon, according to the Bangalore Mirror. He is scheduled to leave the city by 4.20 pm. 

  • 13:14 (IST)

    Narendra Modi to head to  Krishna Vihar in Palace Grounds in Bengaluru next

    For his visit, the Bengaluru traffic police have blocked various roads to divert traffic. No buses will be allowed to stop or park on the Jayamahal Road, reports News18. Buses carrying participants for various programmes will be parked inside Circus Ground and Mango Mandi parking.

  • 12:54 (IST)

    Narendra Modi concludes his speech at the Ujire rally

  • 12:53 (IST)

    Every rupee devoted to welfare of Indians, says Modi

  • 12:52 (IST)

    Rs 57,000 crore has reached people under Direct Benefit Transfer scheme

    Under the scheme Rs 57,000 crore has reached to the people, claimed prime minister Narendra Modi. "Now those middlemen don't get any money and therefore they do not like me, but we will not let this country be ruined,"he said. 

  • 12:47 (IST)

    Narendra Modi lauds BJP Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa

  • 12:46 (IST)

    'Per drop, more crop'

    Modi encourages farmers to use water conservation methods like drip irrigation and said it will ensure "Per drop, more crop". 

  • 12:45 (IST)

    On water shortage and conservation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Karnataka on Sunday, participating in various functions in Ujire, Bengaluru, and Bidar.

"The Prime Minister has a busy day, as he is scheduled to participate in seven-eight functions at three places across the state," an official coordinating Modi's programmes told IANS in Bengaluru.

Flying into Mangaluru from New Delhi at 10.15 am, Modi will reach Dharmastahla in Dakshina Kannada district in a helicopter and offer prayers to Hindu god Shiva at the Manjunatheshwara temple, 100km away from the port city.

Narendra Modi in Karnataka highlights: Govt is open to incorporating changes into GST to improve system, says PM

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

"Modi will address a public rally at Ujire, a small town near the west coast, near Dharmasthala and hand over RuPay cards to some of the 12-lakh Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account holders," said the official.

The prime minister will also launch the digitised cashless Self-Help Groups (SHG) transactions in the state charitable trust of the Sree Kshetra Dharmastala Rural Development project is organising the public function and the launch of the RuPay cards and SHG transactions at the rally.

"Our volunteers have helped over a million members of the SHG across the state in opening the PMJDY accounts in the banks," said Project Executive Director LH Manjunath from the Dharmasthala temple town.

A few of the beneficiaries will transact on the RuPay cards in the portable mini ATMs at the event in the presence of Modi and other dignitaries.

"The Prime Minister will also launch a campaign to 'Preserve Mother Earth and Transfer to the Next Generation' of the trust.

Post-launch, Modi will fly to Bengaluru to attend a public function organised by the Vedanta Bharati at the Palace grounds in the city centre.

"A mass recitation of the Soundarya Lahari hymn of Adi Shankaracharya will be held at the event in the prime minister's presence," the official said on Saturday.

Later, Modi will dedicate the 110-kilometre Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region that would reduce the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380 kilometres and travel time by six to eight hours.

The new track will also provide direct rail connectivity from Bengaluru to Bidar in the state's northern region, about 690km away from the state capital.

Though foundation for the project was laid over two decades ago in 1996, its construction work began only in 2000 and dragged on for years due to meagre fund allocation by the Railway Ministry.

This escalated its cost to a whopping Rs 1,542 crore from the original estimate of Rs 370 crore. Land acquisition between the towns also delayed its completion.

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Oct 29, 2017 21:30:36 IST

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