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PM Modi's Punjab visit Highlights: PM Narendra Modi cancels Ferozepur rally, leaves for Delhi

By Rajan Nath -- January 05, 2022 8:49 am -- Updated:January 05, 2022 3:30 pm

PM Narendra Modi's Punjab visit Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled the Ferozepur rally due to bad weather. He was set to lay the foundation stone of PGI Satellite Centre at Ferozepur and two medical colleges at Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala on Wednesday. His visit came ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections 2022.

Preparations were in full swing ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab's Ferozepur for laying the foundation stone for PGIMER’s Satellite Centre. However, the rain played spoilsport. Apart from this, PM Modi was supposed to lay the foundation of two medical colleges in Punjab at Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala.

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Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, and former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh were to be present at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the PGIMER’ Satellite Centre by the Prime Minister, which was scheduled to take place at 1.00 pm on Wednesday.

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The foundation of the other two medical colleges in Punjab at Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala was to be laid down by PM Narendra Modi. With a combined cost of 650 crores, these two medical colleges were said to prepare for training to 200 MBBS candidates. It is anticipated that these two colleges would be ready within the next 2 years.

PM Narendra Modi's Punjab visit Highlights:

13:57 pm | Prime Minister Narendra Modi skipped the Ferozepur rally due to 'bad weather'. A gathering of around 15-20 thousand people appeared for the event but heavy rain played spoilsport. Likewise, the Prime Minister will return to Delhi.

13:20 pm | Farmers stop BJP workers in Kotkapura. The flags of BJP were thrown on streets.

12:48 pm | Amritsar: Farmers protest against the BJP workers who were heading towards Ferozepur for PM Modi's mega rally.

12:39 pm | PM Narendra Modi leaves Bathinda for the Ferozepur rally by road.

12:06 pm | PM Narendra Modi arrives Bathinda. Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal received him at Bathinda airport.

11:30 am | Punjab: Farmers call off protest in Ferozepur ahead of PM Modi's visit.

11:10 am | "We do not welcome the killer of our precious lives We do not welcome the one who has ruined so many lives We do not welcome the one who s saving the culprits & blaming the victims #GoBackModi," Kisan Ekta Morcha said.

10:36 am | Two members of Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi's staff test positive for Covid-19. Punjab CM has kept himself in isolation so he will skip the event at Ferozepur

10:33 am | Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) president and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa tests positive for Covid-19. Dhindsa said that he was on his way to Ferozepur to attend PM Narendra Modi's rally but returned after receiving the test report.

10:00 am | In his first visit to Punjab since the repeal of farm laws, PM Narendra Modi will address a rally in Ferozepur with the BJP claiming that it will be the biggest ever such event in the state.

09:20 am | PM Narendra Modi tweeted: "I look forward to being among my sisters and brothers of Punjab today. At a programme in Ferozepur, the foundation stone of development works worth Rs. 42,750 crore would be laid, which will improve the quality of life for the people."

09:00 am | PMO tweeted: "PM Modi to visit Ferozepur, Punjab today. PM will lay the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth more than Rs 42,750 cr. These projects include Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, PGI Satellite Centre at Ferozepur &two new medical colleges at Kapurthala & Hoshiarpur."

-PTC News

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