Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Prime Minister inaugurates Defence Expo in Chennai

Modi in Champaran to flag off development projects: Quick facts From Satyagraha to Swachhagraha: PM Modi to address grand event in Bihar's Champaran
Steven Clarke | 14 April, 2018, 10:29

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan took to twitter to make an open appeal to the Prime Minister regarding the formation of the Cauvery Management Board.

On Tuesday, some of the protestors were arrested after they tried to stop an IPL match held at Chennai's Chepauk Stadium.

The Prime Minister's reach out programmes come at a time when the BJP is facing is facing opposition chareges of being anti-Dalit and anti-poor. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was present at the airport to receive the PM.

India is a land of glorious maritime legacy, and Tamil Nadu has been at the forefront of that legacy. We have seen the damage such laziness, incompetence or perhaps some hidden motives can cause to the nation.

Stating that the two defence industrial corridors, including the one in Tamil Nadu, will utilise the existing defence manufacturing ecosystem in these regions, and further build upon it, he said these corridors would become the engines of economic development and growth of defence industrial base in the country.

Modi in Champaran to flag off development projects: Quick facts

"In all these areas, our regulations, processes and procedures have been made more industry-friendly, more transparent, more predictable, more outcome-oriented", he added.

Referring to the exports, the Prime Minister said that the total number of defence export permissions which stood at 118, for a total value of 577 million dollars had increased to 794 more export permissions, for a total value of over 1.3 billion dollars.

Modi will lead around 2,000 BJP lawmakers including MPs, MLAs and MLCs in a day-long fast on Thursday at 600 district headquarters across the country to mark their protest against the recent Parliament washout.

Besides the DMK's black flag protest, Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi led by T Velmurugan and volunteers of the Tamizhar Vazhvuirimai Kootamaippu (TVK), an umbrella body of Tamil outfits, also held demonstrations near the airport.

Film personalities, such as Bharathiraja, Ameer and Gowtham, joined protesters holding black flags. Security has been tightened outside the Chennai airport ahead of PM Modi's arrival.

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