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New wave of development sweeping country under PM Modi's leadership: Senior BJP leader

Press Trust of India  |  Gopeshwar 

today said a "new wave of development" was sweeping the country under the leadership of

He also said the was closely monitoring major infrastructure projects in the hill state.

"A new wave of development is blowing across the country under the leadership of the

"Though his commitment to development is evident all over the country his personal monitoring of major infrastructure projects in Uttarakhand shows his special attachment to the state," he told reporters here.

Rawat is also a

"Be it all-weather roads, Chardham rail connectivity,Rishikesh-Karnaprayag rail link or Kedarnath reconstruction projects, the prime minister's direct on-the-spot monitoring of these through drone cameras shows how serious and committed he is towards the development of Uttarakhand," he said.

In a tenure of four years, so far, Modi has visited Uttarakhand five times, Rawat said.

The BJP was here to address beneficiaries of central government schemes in assembly segments of the remote district.

He said several programmes are being run to create awareness about central government schemes and the Labharthi Sammelan (beneficiary meet) is one of them.

The last four years of the BJP government at the Centre have seen realisation of the prime minister's vision of 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas', and corruption-free governance, he said.

Infrastructure development is taking place as never before and an average 170 km of highways are being built per day as against 7-8 km per day at the time of the UPA, Rawat claimed.

Replying to a question, he said the BJP is no doubt an offshoot of the RSS, but as children grow up to be self-dependent it is working now in an independent way.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 18:40 IST