After hectic UP campaign, Modi coming to Gujarat

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Gandhinagar, March 6 (IANS) After his hectic campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Gujarat on Tuesday for a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate a much-awaited cable bridge in south Gujarat and address a national convention of women sarpanches on International Women’s Day in Gandhinagar on Wednesday.

The new cable-stayed bridge, on NH 8 over river Narmada near Bharuch town, connects twin industrial towns of Bharuch and Ankleshwar. It is expected to considerably ease traffic on the busy highway that leads to commercial capital Mumbai.

After inaugurating the cable bridge in the evening, Modi will address a public meeting at the agriculture university in Bharuch. The Prime Minister would also take part in an ‘Industry Meet’ at ONGC Petro Additions Limited (OPAL), Petrochemical Complex situated at Dahej near Bharuch as chief guest.

Then he would leave for state capital Gandhinagar to attend a special dinner organised at Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s residence to be attended by Rupani’s Council of Ministers as well as BJP MLAs.

Early on Wednesday, Modi will leave for coastal Somnath temple to offer prayers and attend a meeting of the Somnath Trust, headed by former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel. Modi is a member of the trust. This would be Modi’s first visit to the historic temple after he became Prime Minister in May 2014.

In the afternoon on March 8, after returning from Somnath, Modi would address a convention of women sarpanches in Gandhinagar. He would then fly back to Delhi.

–IANS

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