PM Modi’s visit to Mangaluru gets BJP cadres excited

Express press service

MANGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Mangaluru on Friday and will dedicate and lay the foundation stone for eight projects worth Rs 3,800 crore during a public service at the Goldfinch City ground in Kuloor at 1.30pm. Modi’s visit is expected to boost the morale of BJP cadres amid a host of allegations of corruption by public works contractors and killings of Hindutwa workers in Shivamoga and Dakshina Kannada.

Although BJP leaders maintain that the event is purely a government function and has nothing to do with the party or recent political developments in the state, they agree that it will enthuse the party and its workers and prepare the land for the 2023 assembly. election.

For the past few days, BJP workers have been busy mobilizing people for the PM’s event. Nearly 2 lakh people are expected to turn up for the event, majority of which will be party workers from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The city has gone saffron with BJP flags and other publicity material dotting the landscape.

BJP sources admit that such a massive event was key against the backdrop of recent political developments in the state that had helped the opposition, particularly Congress, gain plenty of traction. “The massive rally at Siddaramotsava in Davanagere and the freedom march in Bengaluru opened my eyes. We had to do something to match it and check the popularity of Congress.

I hope the PM’s event will pull the right strings and get the BJP back on track,” a senior BJP official said on condition of anonymity. Sources said the Prime Minister’s attendance at the event will also gauge the executives’ mood which has been badly shaken following the murders of Harsha in Shivamoga and Praveen Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada and corruption charges.

BJP senior leader Captain Ganesh Karnik maintained that the PM’s event had nothing to do with Nettaru’s murder and other political developments. “The Prime Minister’s event was planned long before but had to be postponed due to rains and the like,” he said. However, he admitted that the morale of the cadres was low and that the Prime Minister’s visit left them excited.

THE PM TO OPEN AND LAY THE FIRST STONE OF EIGHT PROJECTS
Mangaluru:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate and lay the foundation stone for eight projects worth Rs 3,800 crore during the public service at Goldfinch City ground in Kuloor on Friday. Modi will inaugurate the wharf number 14 mechanization project for container and cargo handling (Rs 281 crore), BS VI modernization project (Rs 1,829 crore) and seawater desalination plant (Rs 677 crore). It will also lay the foundation stone for the construction of an integrated LPG and bulk liquid POL facility at NMPT (estimated cost Rs 500 crore), construction of storage tanks and edible oil refinery at NMPT (Rs 100 crore) , construction of bitumen tank farms at NMPT (Rs 100 crore) and construction of bitumen storage tanks, edible oil and related facilities at NMPT (Rs 100 crore). Also, he will perform Bhoomi Pooja for the development of the fishing port (Rs 196.51 crore) in Kulai.

MANGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Mangaluru on Friday and will dedicate and lay the foundation stone for eight projects worth Rs 3,800 crore during a public service at the Goldfinch City ground in Kuloor at 1.30pm. Modi’s visit is expected to boost the morale of BJP cadres amid a host of allegations of corruption by public works contractors and killings of Hindutwa workers in Shivamoga and Dakshina Kannada. Although BJP leaders maintain that the event is purely a government function and has nothing to do with the party or recent political developments in the state, they agree that it will enthuse the party and its workers and prepare the land for the 2023 assembly. election. For the past few days, BJP workers have been busy mobilizing people for the PM’s event. Nearly 2 lakh people are expected to turn up for the event, majority of which will be party workers from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The city has gone saffron with BJP flags and other publicity material dotting the landscape. BJP sources admit that such a massive event was key against the backdrop of recent political developments in the state that had helped the opposition, particularly Congress, gain plenty of traction. “The massive rally at Siddaramotsava in Davanagere and the freedom march in Bengaluru opened my eyes. We had to do something to match it and check the popularity of Congress. I hope the PM’s event will pull the right strings and get the BJP back on track,” a senior BJP official said on condition of anonymity. Sources said the Prime Minister’s attendance at the event will also gauge the executives’ mood which has been badly shaken following the murders of Harsha in Shivamoga and Praveen Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada and corruption charges. BJP senior leader Captain Ganesh Karnik maintained that the PM’s event had nothing to do with Nettaru’s murder and other political developments. “The Prime Minister’s event was planned long before but had to be postponed due to rains and the like,” he said. However, he admitted that the morale of the cadres was low and that the Prime Minister’s visit left them excited. PM TO OPEN AND LAY FOUNDATION STONE FOR EIGHT Mangaluru PROJECTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of eight projects worth Rs 3,800 crore during the public service at Goldfinch City land in Kuloor Friday. Modi will inaugurate the wharf number 14 mechanization project for container and cargo handling (Rs 281 crore), BS VI modernization project (Rs 1,829 crore) and seawater desalination plant (Rs 677 crore). It will also lay the foundation stone for the construction of an integrated LPG and bulk liquid POL facility at NMPT (estimated cost Rs 500 crore), construction of storage tanks and edible oil refinery at NMPT (Rs 100 crore) , construction of bitumen tank farms at NMPT (Rs 100 crore) and construction of bitumen storage tanks, edible oil and related facilities at NMPT (Rs 100 crore). Also, he will perform Bhoomi Pooja for the development of the fishing port (Rs 196.51 crore) in Kulai.

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