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Narendra Modi asked me about Kejriwal’s meeting, says Goa CM


Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked me about the recent public meeting conducted by Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal in the coastal state and its impact, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Tuesday.

“Prime Minister asked me about (the) recent (Arvind) Kejriwal (public) meeting and if (it will have) any future impact…(and) I said…no,” Parsekar told reporters in Panaji after returning from New Delhi where he met Modi.

On 22 May, Kejriwal had kicked off AAP’s campaign for the Goa Assembly polls scheduled to be held in 2017 by conducting a public meeting in Goa.

AAP has already announced that it will contest all the 40 seats in the state. “(The) Prime Minister is fully appraised about state affairs.

He asked me two-three points and I replied to it,” the Chief Minister added. Parsekar said he did not have discussion on the Medium of Instruction issue with the PM during his interaction. The Chief Minister further said he has invited Modi to lay foundation stone for Greenfield International airport at Mopa in North Goa, Electronic City at Tuem and Independent and Super Speciality block at the Goa Medical College and Hospital.

“Prime Minister has agreed to give date between August 16 to August 30. The foundation stone for all three project would be laid on same day,” Parsekar added.

He said Modi also reviewed preparations for the upcoming Brics meeting scheduled to be held in Goa in October. “The Prime Minister advised (the) state government to make the best use of the opportunity to showcase Goa at the International Level.

“He (Prime Minister) told me that amongst the few shortlisted states, he selected Goa as it can showcase its talent and make the best possible use of the event at the International platform for further tourism promotion,” Parsekar said.


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