PM Modi in Chennai says not biased against any region

Posted April 15, 2018

These will utilise defence manufacturing ecosystems in the regions and further build upon it.

Meanwhile inaugurating the DefExpo, Modi hit out at the previous UPA government for "policy paralysis" in the defence sector and told foreign companies that it will not take a decade to take a decision on procurement of a batch of 110 fighter jets.

"The defence corridors will become engines of economic development and growth of defence industrial base", he said. "Thus, a state like Tamil Nadu, which has devoted a lot of effort, energy and resources towards population control would certainly benefit", Modi said.

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"In all these areas, our regulations, processes and procedures have been made more industry-friendly, more transparent, more predictable, more outcome-oriented", he added. "For this we are ready to take all steps to equip our armed forces", said Modi. Although forest officials did not specifically cite Modi's visit as the reason, sources said they had received instructions to close the park for security reasons. The move will adversely affect all the southern states, with Tamil Nadu, estimated to lose at least Rs 40,000 crore per year. This is the land from where India Looked East and Acted East for thousands of years.

As the deadline expired, the Centre went to the top court, asking for clarifications on the structure of the body.

The PM leaves for Mamallapuram, about 55 km from Chennai, from where he would reach the temple town of Tiruvidanthai to formally inaugurate the Defence Expo 2018. It is protest against percisely this negative politics that the PM will lead ruling party MPs in observing a fast.

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The Congress on Tuesday termed the fast proposed to be undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders on Thursday against Parliament's disruption as nothing but a "photo-opportunity" and "drama". He is being received by Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan, Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister E Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan.

Similar black balloon and flag protests were witnessed all over Tamil Nadu. Several regional party outfits too came out on the streets to protest, but were kept in check by the strong police force.

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