Delhi UPA netas didn't let me rebuild Kedarnath: PM Narendra Modi

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Mr Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the 615 crore rupees Roll-on Roll-off (Ro Ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay.

The ferry service will reduce the distance between the two towns from 310 kilometers by road to 30 kilometers.

"Prime Minister Modi wants peace in the region, but he can't pursue peace (with Pakistan) in a way that cuts against his own security".

Narendra Modi raked up the issue of Kedarnath because he has to fight the upcoming elections in Gujarat, the Congress said today.

Donning a rudraksha mala and head smeared in "holy" yellow-coloured sandal powder, PM Modi vowed to redevelop Kedarnath and Uttarakhand, which has a BJP government, in to a popular tourist destination.

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Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao said that during his visit to the district, Modi will dedicate to the people a slew of civic infrastructure projects including a Rs 100-crore city command and control centre in Badamadi Garden, Rs 125-crore Janmahal city transport hub and multi-level parking project, a Rs 160 crore multi-modal city transport hub and a Rs 267 crore waste-to- energy processing plant. They (UPA government) viewed the development with a kind of alarm as they thought the Gujarat chief minister will now reach Kedarnath and mounted pressure on the then state government not to agree to my request.

The PM also laid the foundation stones for a slew of reconstruction projects in Kedarpuri, including renovation of Adi Guru Shankaracharya's tomb which was devastated in the catastrophic flash floods of 2013.

This is the third visit of the Prime Minister to his poll-bound home state this month. "People had high expectations from the PM's visit but it turned out to be just a political event". Ex-CM Harish Rawat, too, launched a scathing attack on the BJP for "laying foundation stone for projects started by him". The BJP government is raising these issues because they are going to face elections in Gujarat, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said. "Certainly, President Trump has great respect for Prime Minister Modi and his wisdom, and leadership ability".

In a series of tweets, Chidambaram had said: "EC will be recalled from its extended holiday after Gujarat Govt has announced all concessions and freebies". As the assembly elections are nearing in and the ruling party fearing the anti-incumbency, is trying hard to maintain its rule in Gujarat and not let Congress take over at any cost. Even Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi went there as a devotee.