Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Amma Two Wheeler Scheme in Chennai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Daman today where he launched a number of development projects and handed over certificates to beneficiaries of various official schemes. He also addressed a public meeting at the union territory. After his visit to Daman, Prime Minister Modi will travel to Tamil Nadu's Chennai where he will launch the Amma Two Wheeler Scheme - a welfare scheme by the State Government - on the eve of the birth anniversary of AIADMK supremo, J Jayalalithaa.
He is to visit Puducherry on Sunday where he will address a public meeting and also visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.
Here are the live updates of PM Modi's visit to Daman:
PM Modi will participate in the golden jubilee celebrations of Auroville International township at neighbouring Villupuram district tomorrow, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Air Odisha's flight connecting Ahmedabad with Diu under the Centre's UDAN scheme.
"The Government is taking several steps for the welfare of fishermen. Our entire emphasis on the 'blue revolution' is inspired by the commitment to bring a positive difference in the lives of fishermen," he said.
PM Modi said, "I urge the people of Daman to continue giving topmost importance to cleanliness. The opportunities in tourism increase when there is cleanliness"
PM Modi lands in Daman where he will inaugurate various development projects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Gujarat's Surat. He is to visit Daman later soon after.
Mr Panneerselvam, or OPS as he is called, had said that it was the nudge from PM Modi that led him to agree to the merged of the two factions created after J Jayalalithaa's death in December 2016.
PM Modi's visit comes days after Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam confirmed speculation that the BJP's top leadership, particularly PM Modi, had a role to play in the merger of the AIADMK's two factions; one led by him and another by Chief Minister E Palaniswami.