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Soon after cremating mother, PM Modi virually inaugurates key projects for West Bengal

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refuses to go on stage amid sloganeering

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- December 30th 2022 07:40 PM
Soon after cremating mother, PM Modi virually inaugurates key projects for West Bengal

Soon after cremating mother, PM Modi virually inaugurates key projects for West Bengal

Kolkata, December 30:  Immediately after the cremation of his mother on December 30 morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off infrastructure  projects for West Bengal. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the event at Howrah Railway Station through video conferencing. He apologised for not being able to be present physically at the event. PM Modi said, "I was supposed to come to West Bengal but due to personal reasons, I am unable to be there. I seek forgiveness from the people of Bengal."


Speaking at the inauguration event of railway projects, the Prime Minister said the Central government was making investments to modernise the Indian Railways. Metro routes introduced today (December 30) would further improve the ease of living of citizens of West Bengal.

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"I bow to the holy land of Bengal, where the freedom struggle of India began. We started from Vande Mataram and today we have reached up to Vande Bharat," he said. He further said the in next eight years, India would see railways on a new journey of modernisation.

"The Central Government is making record investments to modernise the Indian Railways. Now modern trains such as Vande Bharat express, Tejas express and Humsafar express are being made in India. In the next eight years, we'll see the railways on a new journey of modernisation," said PM Modi.


PM Modi flagged off the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express and the purple line of the Kolkata Metro. He said the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri train route would boost connectivity in the North-East sector. The PM said that the new India was aiming for 475 Vande Bharat trains.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also virtually flagged off Vande Bharat Express and laid the foundation stone of various projects worth more than Rs 7800 crore in West Bengal. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and other leaders present at the event in Howrah.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was visibly irked on Friday after people at Howrah Railway station here, raised 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans upon her arrival at an event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the nation's seventh Vande Bharat Express.

An annoyed West Bengal CM sat beside the dais along with other government officials here as chants of "Jai Shri Ram" continued.


- ANI

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