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Rajasthan elections: All sins of Congress are documented in 'red diary', says PM Modi at Jodhpur rally

Before addressing the BJP rally, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone and dedicated multiple development projects worth about Rs 5,000 crore in sectors like - road, rail, aviation, health and higher education in Jodhpur.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Jodhpur Updated on: October 05, 2023 14:08 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jodhpur
Image Source : ANI Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jodhpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a huge rally in Jodhpur hours after launching multiple projects during his visit to poll-bound Rajasthan. Citing the 'red diary', PM Modi said all sins of the Congress party are documented in the diary. "The secret of the red diary must be revealed and the corrupt leaders should be punished," he said.

The 'red diary' hit the headlines when sacked Rajasthan minister and Congress leader Rajendra Singh Gudha flashed it inside the Assembly claiming it stored details of corruption.

"It is the resolution of the BJP to make Rajasthan the number one state in Tourism. Who can make that happen? Modi can't do that, your vote can do that. With the power of your vote, the BJP will form the government in Rajasthan and it will become the number one state in tourism," asserted the PM.

PM Modi said the BJP government at the Centre is making every effort on its part for the development of Rajasthan but, it is painful to see the condition of the state.

"Congress has brought Rajasthan to the top of the country in terms of corruption and riots. It has made Rajasthan the number 1 in terms of atrocities against women and Dalits. Congress has given a free hand to the drugs business," he added.

"For the BJP government, your health is our priority. On one side, we are providing free treatment facilities to poor families under the Ayushman Bharat scheme and on the other side, we are building modern hospitals in record numbers," PM Modi added.

Trauma, emergency and critical care at AIIMS 

Earlier in the day, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the integrated centre for 'trauma, emergency and critical care' at AIIMS Jodhpur.

New terminal building at Jodhpur Airport
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for the development of the state-of-the-art new terminal building at Jodhpur Airport. The building will be developed in an area of about 24,000 sqm and will be equipped to provide services to 2,500 passengers during peak hours. It will cater to 35 lakh passengers annually, improving connectivity and boosting tourism in the region.

IIT Jodhpur campus project
The PM also dedicated an IIT Jodhpur campus to the nation. The state-of-the-art campus has been built at a cost of more than Rs 1,135 crore. It is a step towards providing high-quality holistic education and building infrastructure for supporting cutting-edge research and innovation initiatives.

New train services in Rajasthan
The Prime Minister flagged off two new train services in Rajasthan. These include a new train - Runicha Express - connecting Jaisalmer to Delhi and a new heritage train connecting Marwar to Khambli Ghat. Runicha Express will pass through Jodhpur, Degana, Kuchaman City, Phulera, Ringas, Shrimadhopur, Neem Ka Thana, Narnaul, Ateli, Rewari, improving the connectivity of all towns with the national capital. The new heritage train connecting Marwar-Khambli Ghat will provide an impetus to tourism and generate employment in the region. 

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