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PM Modi begins 2-day UP tour tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow/Varanasi 

will begin a two-day tour of eastern tomorrow, visiting his parliamentary constituency and laying the foundation stone in for the 340-km Expressway.

The will also inaugurate other development projects and address rallies in Varanasi, and during the tour, his second visit to the politically crucial state in a week.

He was in Noida on the outskirts of on Monday, launching a mobile phone factory with South Korean Moon Jae-in.

The projects to be launched in alone are estimated to be worth Rs 1,000 crore.

Modi will land in tomorrow and head straight by helicopter to Azamgarh, where he will launch the expressway project that the opposition claims was the brainchild of former chief

SP workers staged a demonstration at the district collectorate yesterday, saying the party was being denied credit.

The six-lane expressway will provide a smooth ride between the state capital and Ghazipur in eastern UP, where the is trying to consolidate its position ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Rs 23,000-crore expressway will be constructed in three years, an said.

After laying its foundation stone, the will address a public rally and fly back to Varanasi.

He will address another rally at Kachnar village there in the afternoon and also meet workers at Varanasi's DLW guest house.

On Sunday, he will address a public meeting in He will also dedicate the Bansagar Canal Project to the nation there and lay the foundation stone for the Medical College.

The Mirzapur Lok Sabha constituency is represented by (Sonelal), an ally of the ruling in and at the Centre.

BJP also visited Mirzapur recently.

The faction today said the prime minister's Mirzapur visit indicated a further cementing of ties between the two allies.

At the rally in Kachnar village, Modi will inaugurate or formally launch work on development projects worth Rs 1,000 crore, according to UP minister

The projects include a perishable cargo centre, road repair schemes, remodelling of a town hall, a community health centre, a cancer hospital, a heritage walk, a BPO centre, and a new train service to Ballia.

and his cabinet colleagues along with Union ministers Piyush Goyal, and will attend the rally.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 16:40 IST