Modi, Shah will lead BJP's fast on April 12 against Parl disruptions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bihar on Tuesday morning to partake in the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha and to address the Satyagrah se Swachhagrah event

A fasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 10th edition of Defexpo on the outskirts of Chennai on Thursday. Every day the park receives at least 600 visitors, and 1,000-1500 on holidays. You need the government even to grant permission to export, says the PM. Earlier, a press conference was also planned with PM Modi at the IIT-Madras, adjacent to the Cancer Institute, but it failed to materialise.

The Prime Minister used chopper to reach the Defexpo venue and briefly took the road route to attend the cancer institute event. The Prime Minister gave an audio statement, in which he asked other legislators and the members of BJP party to fast today, and took a dig at others by saying that this was being done expose a handful of people who were trying to damage the democracy of the country.

For weeks now, Tamil Nadu state has seen protests and bandhs by political parties, pro-Tamil outfits, voluntary organisations and the film fraternity over the delay in setting up the Cauvery Management Board, an independent regulatory body that will implement sharing of the Cauvery waters between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry and Kerala. "As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it", the Prime Minister said. Admitting to challenges for defence sector, Modi said his government has increased FDI in the sector to 49 per cent to promote "Make in India" for defence.

India is a land of glorious maritime legacy, and Tamil Nadu has been at the forefront of that legacy.




Modi was received at the Chennai airport by governor Banwarilal Purohit, defence minister Nirmala Seetharaman, chief minister Edapaddi Palaniwami, deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam and senior officials.

Interestingly, PM Modi avoided any reference to the Cauvery in his public speeches.

The Cauvery protest led to massive traffic jams in and around the airport and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had to get down from her vehicle and walk for about a kilometre to reach the airport and receive the Prime Minister.

Ahead of Modi's arrival at the airport here around 9 AM, protestors began congregating at several locations in groups in its vicinity.

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