In his fourth visit to the state within a month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the hearts of the people of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, when he inaugurated a slew of projects and made a string of announcements.
The Chennai Central Railway Station will be renamed after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachadran, announced Modi at an NDA political rally in Chennai on Wednesday.
Speaking at a rally at Kilambakkam, near Urapakkam, Modi announced that the Chennai Central Railway Station would be renamed after MGR. It is unclear however whether this change of name can be done with General Elections about to be announced any day now.
Citing a Congress leader’s remarks on ‘killing’ him, he says, “I am not bothered about threats and abuses. Will do whatever it takes to make India strong.”
“Modi hatred” is reaching new levels daily. There is a competition on who abuses him the most…some even abuse my lower caste.” The Opposition should clearly state their plan to take the nation forward, he said and reiterated his “mahamilawat” (adulteration) alliance against them.
“We are also seriously thinking about ensuring that flights to and from Tamil Nadu have inflight announcements in Tamil language.”
Modi said he was not bothered about the threats and abuses against him and asserted that he would do whatever was needed to make India strong.
Modi dedicated to the nation the much-awaited Rs 5,150 crore liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal at Ennore. He also laid the foundation stone for the four-laning of Vikravandi-Sethiyathopu section, Sethiyathopu-Cholopuram section and Cholopuram-Thanjavur section of National Highway (NH) 45C and six-laning of Karaipettai-Walajapet section of NH 4.
He also laid the foundation stone for the widening and strengthening of carriage ways and culverts on NH 234.