PM Modi to take part in Narmada celebration
With assembly elections looming, the BJP government is eager get maximum mileage from the closure of the Narmada dam gates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had played a major role in ensuring the closure of the gates, will preside over the culmination of Narmada celebrations on August 12. The closure is expected to mitigate the water crisis in most parts of North Gujarat, Saurashtra, and Kutch
This will be Modi’s sixth visit this year to his poll-bound home state. The BJP has planned a massive celebration at which it will hail Modi for giving permission to install the gates and then fast-tracking relief and rehabilitation work by directing stakeholder governments — Gujarat, MP, and Maharashtra — to complete rehabilitation commitments mandated for closing the Narmada gates in line with the Supreme Court directives.
Recently, the BJP gave all credit to Modi for expediting relief and rehabilitation work to secure the permission from the Narmada Control Authority to close Narmada gates and to raise the height of the dam.