After cremating mother, PM Narendra Modi virtually flags off infra projects for West Bengal | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost marked off from a series infrastructure projectdesigned to speed Bengal and Kolkata, shortly after his mother’s cremation in Gandhinagar on Friday as West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and a host of other CMs personally attended the shows at Howrah and the naval base off Garden Reach.
An unnecessary controversy, stemming from “Jai Sri Ram” slogan from part of the crowd waving the BJP flag on Howrah stationplatform of 23, causing Banerjee to refuse to take her place on the podium. The Bengali advertising manager chose to address the audience from the front row of the platform level seating area and thanked Modi for attending the event virtually despite the death of his mother a few hours earlier. .
“Your mother is also our mother. I miss my mother. May God give you the strength to continue your work. Today is a sad day for you personally and it is a great loss. . May God bless you so that you can love your mother through your actions and activities. Rest as you are coming straight from the crematorium,” Banerjee told Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the final rites for Heeraben's mother

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the final rites for Heeraben’s mother

“Please shorten the programme,” she added, prompting the Prime Minister to fold his arms in response.
Modi began his speech seeking “forgiveness” for not being able to physically attend the show. “I should have come but couldn’t for personal reasons. I ask the people of Bengal to forgive me,” he said.
He then talked about a series of projects worth Rs 7,600 crore, designed to strengthen Bengal’s transport infrastructure and clean up the Ganges in the state, and inaugurate Vande’s first operation. First Bharat of Bengal.
“The people of Bengal, with their unique patriotism, are at the forefront of trying to discover India as people from many other countries seek to visit other countries. Bengalis put the country first. leader even in the tourism sector,” the Prime Minister said, noting how rapidly India is modernizing its transport infrastructure, adding “speed to its rail fleet and” upgrade railway stations to airport level.”


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