LIVE | PM Modi visits Lingaraj Temple in Odisha, to address BJP national executive later today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met family members of the freedom fighters, who undertook an armed rebellion against the British rulers in the state in 1817. He felicitated the families of freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the freedom struggle termed as Paika Rebellion.
After meeting freedom fighters, Prime Minister Modi visited the famous Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar.
The Prime Minister arrived in Bhubaneswar on Saturday amid massive fanfare for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) two-day national executive meeting. Senior party leader MM Joshi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and other party leaders are also expected to be present at the meeting.
Prime Minister Modi landed at Biju Patnaik International Airport around 3:30 PM and was given a grand welcome by ministers. Supporters thronged the streets as Prime Minister Modi made his way to the venue of the party meet from the airport. He leaned out of his vehicle many times to wave and greet the party workers and admirers who were trying their best to get a glimpse of him.
After reaching the venue, Prime Minister Modi got down at the entrance of the Raj Bhawan to greet onlookers …read more