A host of development programmes, including a Namami Gange meeting and the inauguration of the Vande Bharat train, scheduled to be attended in West Bengal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will be held as per plan, and he will participate via video-conferencing.
Modi has left for Ahmedabad following the death of his mother Hiraben to attend her last rites. Hiraben passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday. She was 99, the hospital said.
"PM Narendra Modi will join today’s scheduled programmes in West Bengal via video conferencing. These programmes include the launch of key connectivity related projects and the meeting of the National Ganga Council," the PMO tweeted.
Development projects worth over Rs 7,800 crore are scheduled to be launched by the Prime Minister in West Bengal.
A Vande Bharat Express connecting Howrah and New Jalpaiguri is also planned to be flagged off.
In a tweet on Friday morning, PM Modi informed about the demise of his mother.
"A glorious century rests at the feet of God," PM Modi said.
In a heartfelt note, the Prime Minister wrote, “In Maa I have always felt that trinity, which contains the journey of an ascetic, the symbol of a selfless Karmayogi and a life committed to values."
In another tweet, the Prime Minister wrote, “When I met her on her 100th birthday, she said one thing, which I always remembered that work with intelligence, live life with purity."
(With inputs from PTI)
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