New Delhi: Taking a dig at previous governments for ignoring development of Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday piled praise on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for planning to build Char Dham HighwayDevelopment Programme in Dehradun.
Addressing a Parivartan Rally at the Dehradun’s Parade ground, PM Modi said, “I assure you that whenever you will come for Kedarnath, Badrinath yatra, you will remember this government and Nitin ji like Shravan is remembered.”
PM Modi said the inauguration of Char Dham project is a tribute to those who lost their lives during Uttarakhand flash floods.
“I can clearly see that Uttarakhand cannot wait any longer for the development,” he said.
In his last address in Kanpur, PM Modi targeted the opposition for allegedly supporting the corrupt.
“This is the first time in country’s history that people were raising slogans in Parliament to save the corrupt,” said PM Modi.
This was also the first time he announced that the government would be soon introducing two schemes aimed at encouraging consumers and traders to adopt digital payments.
The prime minister has so far addressed rallies in Ghazipur, Agra, Kushinagar, Moradabad, Bahraich and Kanpur.
Earlier, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of 900-km-long Char Dham highway development project with an investment of Rs 12,000 crore in Uttarakhand.