Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while visiting Bihar on Tuesday, announced a Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package for the state. Here are the live updates:
I promise you that I will implement this package fully. Only development can ensure the welfare of the people of Bihar – PM Modi
Apart from that, Rs 40,000 crores will be given by Centre for projects that are already underway in Bihar. That makes it Rs 1.65 lakh crores – PM Modi
Shall I announce Rs 60,000 cr? 70,000 cr? 80,000 cr? From here, I announce a special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar to change its face – PM Modi
Rs 50,000 crore is nothing – PM Modi
When I had last visited Bihar, I could not make the announcement as Parliament was in session. Now, I am here just four days after Parliament session concluded – PM Modi
I am here to fulfill my promise. I had promised before Lok Sabha polls a special package worth over Rs 50,000 crores – PM Modi
Previous (UPA) government played with pride of Bihar and gave only Rs 12,000 crore to the state. Out of that Rs 12,000 crore, Rs 1,000 crore was what was left from Atal ji’s time – PM Modi
I have always been saying this – only one part of India developing does not mean India has developed. Eastern India must also develop – PM Modi
Bihar has been given special packages earlier as well. Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had announced Rs 10,000 crore package for Bihar. But even till 2013, Bihar government could not spend that amount.
People are chanting ‘Modi Modi’ at the rally venue of PM Modi.
Only the ill will approach a doctor, not the one who is healthy. So, why does they keep asking for funds from the Centre for Bihar if the state is no more a ‘BIMARU’ state – PM Modi
When I had referred to Bihar as a ‘BIMARU’ state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had become angry. He said Bihar is no more a ‘BIMARU’ state. I am the happiest person to acknowledge that – PM Modi
Can welfare of agriculture be ensured without the welfare of the farmers, and vice versa? asks PM Modi
I have given a new slogan from the ramparts of the Red Fort – Start-up India, Stand up India, says PM Modi
To set up industries here, we need to bring electricity to Bihar – PM Modi
You must have read in papers today that the government of UAE has promised to invest Rs 4.5 lakh crores in India. But, if our youth don’t have skills, then how will they work in factories. That is why I have launched projects ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ – PM Modi
Nitin Gadkari will ensure that every corner of Bihar has connectivity – PM Modi
Foundation stones for those projects are being laid today which will change the face of Bihar in the coming future – PM Modi
We don’t get results till we prepare a comprehensive strategy – PM Modi
Those who plan my schedule were worried.
I came back from Dubai early this morning, and now I am before you – PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi is now addressing the crowd.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates National Highway Project in Ara, Bihar.
The development of this road will help create jobs here, says Nitin Gadkari.
Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Ram Vilas Paswan are also present at the dias besides PM Narendra Modi. Gadkari is now addressing the crowd ahead of the foundation stone laying of the road project.
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Ara. Here, he will lay the foundation stone of a four-lane road connecting Patna and Buxar.
PM Narendra Modi’s plane has landed at the Patna airport. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the state Governor are at the airport to receive PM Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may on Tuesday announce a special package for Bihar during his visit to the state.
Modi, who arrived in Delhi after a two-day UAE visit, will visit Bihar today to lay the foundation stone of a four-lane road connecting Patna and Buxar in Ara, before addressing an election rally in Saharsa district in the flood-prone Kosi region.
While reports speculated that the PM may unveil a special package, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated that the announcement will be made on Tuesday.
“Wait for August 18; it will be an important day for Bihar when the Prime Minister will announce a special package for the state,” Pradhan told the media in Patna.
“Modi has promised a special package of more than Rs 50,000 crore to Bihar for its development,” he said.
Pradhan said Modi would fulfil the promises he made during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign and at a rally in Patna in 2013.
According to Pradhan, the Prime Minister will formally announce a special package for Bihar either at Ara or in Saharsa.
Modi has already addressed two election rallies in Muzaffarpur and Gaya ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections later this year.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has repeatedly demanded a special category status for Bihar and said anything less won’t help it develop.
(With IANS inputs)