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India Political highlights: PM Modi arrives in Kolkata; set to inaugurate India's first underwater metro service in tomorrow

Continuing his whirlwind tour of the country ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation for development projects worth more than Rs 7,200 crore in Sangareddy, located about 60 km from Hyderabad, on Tuesday. From Telangana, PM Modi went to Odisha, where he laid the foundation stone for an eight-lane expansion project of the Paradeep-Duburi road and inaugurated 19 projects worth Rs 20,000 crore. His visit to Odisha assumes significance amidst speculation about a BJP-BJD reunion in the state. His Odisha visit also coincides with the birth anniversary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his cabinet to accommodate BJP's new allies -- RLD and Om Prakash Rajbhar-led Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP). In Maharashtra, Home Minister Amit Shah held key meetings with the state unit to resolve the seat-sharing issue among the parties of the Mahayuti alliance while BJP national chief J P Nadda addressed the Booth Samavesh in Karnataka's Belagavi. Thank you for being with DH. We will get you more political updates from across India tomorrow.
Last Updated 05 March 2024, 17:15 IST
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PM Modi arrives in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Tuesday. He will inaugurate the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section of the Kolkata Metro tomorrow.

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In Punjab, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led SAD Sanyukt announces merger with Shiromani Akali Dal

Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday announced a merger with Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt), headed by former Union minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

"The Shiromani Akali Dal family has been further strengthened today with the merger of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) led by its president S Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa into the party..." Badal said in a post on 'X'.

Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal with Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt), headed by former Union minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal with Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt), headed by former Union minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

Credit: X/SDA

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How can parties promoting dynasties strengthen country's democracy: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday questioned how can the parties promoting dynasties and lacking internal democracy strengthen the democracy in the country.

Speaking at a `youth rally' in Jalgaon district of North Maharashtra, he urged the audience to vote for the parties that would strengthen democracy.

 "How can the parties that promote dynastic politics (`Parivarvaad') instead of democracy within their organisations strengthen the democracy of the country? Vote for the parties that would strengthen democracy," the senior BJP leader said.

-- with inputs from PTI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah being greeted by BJP workers during the BJP Lok Sabha Election Management Committee and Lok Sabha Core Committee meeting, in Akola, on Tuesday

Union Home Minister Amit Shah being greeted by BJP workers during the BJP Lok Sabha Election Management Committee and Lok Sabha Core Committee meeting, in Akola, on Tuesday

Credit: PTI Photo

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'Thank my leader Jayant Chaudhary,' says RLD's Anil Kumar after taking oath as minister in UP

After taking oath as a minister in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet, RLD's Anil Kumar says, "This is a great moment for me. It is a joyous moment for me. I thank my leader Jayant Chaudhary, our CM, and PM Modi. Under their leadership, we will strengthen the NDA. We will contest and win the elections."

(Published 05 March 2024, 02:51 IST)

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