PM makes brief stopover at Belagavi airport

PM makes brief stopover at Belagavi airport

PM makes brief stopover at Belagavi airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at Sambra Airport here on Saturday during a brief stopover ahead of his visit to Kolhapur in Maharashtra, was accorded a warm welcome by the district administration.

Deputy Commissioner N Jayaram welcomed Modi with a bouquet. MLA Ganesh Hukkeri and Inspector General of Police (North Range) Umesh Kumar were present.

Member of Parliament Prakash Hukkeri, after welcoming the prime minister, submitted a memorandum to him seeking grants for sugar cane growers. He also sought his consent for setting up a Bench of the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal in Belagavi, besides upgrading of the Vijayapura-Athani-Chikkodi-Kamatanur-Gotur State highway as national highway.

The prime minister arrived from Mumbai at 1.05 pm. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Governor C V Rao and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accompanied the prime minister.

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