Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS in Gorakpur, promises development of eastern UP

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid foundation stone of All India Medical Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) and a fertiliser plant in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district.

Modi addressed huge gathering after laying foundation stone of AIIMS and delivered message in Bhojpuri language to impress the local people. In his speech he said that the time has come to speed up development projects in eastern UP.

Recalling the large turnout of people at his election rally in January 2014, the Prime Minister said today’s rally had broken the record of that event.

The PM after unveiling a statue of Mahanth Avaidyanath, the guru of Hindutva leader and party MP from here Yogi Adityanath said “My association with Mahant Avaidyanath ji goes back to the time when I was not in active politics. Heard from him the work done here”.

Avaidyanath, a four-time BJP MP, had been in the forefront of the Ayodhya Ram temple movement. He passed away in 2014.

The Prime Minister is launching a number of developmental projects here ahead of the crucial UP assembly elections.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar accompanied Modi at the event held inside the temple premises.