Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath reviews preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kushinagar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here to interact with Uttar Pradesh ministers at chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow on Monday (May 16).
Modi is also scheduled to visit Kushinagar where he will attend a programme organised at Mahanirvana Stupa on the occasion of Buddha Purnima the same day.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday visited Kushinagar and reviewed preparations for the PM’s tour.
An official spokesman confirmed that the prime minister is scheduled to meet the council of ministers at the chief minister’s residence in Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh ministers have recently concluded their visits to all the 18 divisions of the state. Modi’s interaction with the Uttar Pradesh ministers may centre on the progress of implementation of development programmes/schemes at the grassroots level in various districts and divisions.
The chief minister issued directives to administrative and police officers at a meeting held at Kushinagar international airport. He said all the preparations should be completed in time. He went to Mahaparinirvana temple, offered prayers and reviewed the arrangements there as well.
Taking a cue from Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh has decided to launch a new portal to create a repository of farmland and crop information besides other details related to farmers who will be registered and issued a unique identification number, officials dealing with the issue said.
Minister for finance Suresh Khanna will present the Uttar Pradesh budget in the state assembly here on May 26, three days after the U.P. legislature’s budget session begins on May 23. Governor Anandiben Patel will address a joint sitting of the state legislature at the assembly hall on May 23 to mark the opening of the budget session, the first after the constitution of the 18th Uttar Pradesh assembly (Vidhan Sabha).
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said chartered accountants (CAs) are custodians of the country’s business ecosystem. Rajnath Singh was speaking at a workshop on financial market organised by the Lucknow branch of the Central India Regional Council of ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India). Rajnath Singh represents Lucknow in the Lok Sabha and is on a two-day visit to the state capital.
Delhi on Saturday reported 673 fresh Covid-19, maintaining a steady declining trend, according to the daily health bulletin by the city government. Four people succumbed to the viral disease, pushing the total fatalities to 26,192, the health bulletin read. It is the highest single-day fatality count in over two months. With Saturday’s additions, the city has an overall caseload of 18,99,745. On Thursday, Delhi had recorded 1,032 fresh Covid-19 cases and zero death.
Mumbai: A day after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s public rally on Saturday, leader of the opposition and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is holding a rally in Goregaon and is expected to hit back at Thackeray and Shiv Sena. The rally which has been organised by the north Indian cell of the party is aiming to galvanise the north Indian voters, especially in the western suburbs of the city.