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PM Modi to unveil projects worth ₹16,000 crore in Bihar ahead of Assembly poll

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching a blitzkrieg of projects in the next 10 days amounting to ₹16,000 crore in poll-going Bihar. Government sources said the projects are aimed at “improving infrastructure and ease of living for the people of Bihar.”

On September 13, Mr. Modi will launch the Durgapur-Banka section of the PHDPL project, a liquid petroluem gas (LPG) bottling plant at Banka, and a new LPG plant at Sugauli.

A sewage treatment plant under the Namami Gangey project, water supply schemes, river front development projects, railway bridge electrification project, new railway lines and bridges and construction of highways and bridges are also slated to be inaugurated. Video links with local people will also established during the inaugurations to interact with them. 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) had clarified a few days ago that Bihar polls and bypolls to various assemblies and one parliamentary seat will be conducted by November end, the statutory period within which a new Assembly has to take charge in the State. 

BJP president J.P. Nadda and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who has been roped in to handle the polls in Bihar, are already visiting the State. 

During the last Assembly campaign for the State in 2015, too, Prime Minister Modi had announced a ₹1,25,000 crore package. This time the investment is more modest but specifically tied to projects run by the central government. The BJP is hoping these projects will reinforce the main campaign message of the party of the investments made by the Centre headed by Mr. Modi.

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