Modi takes a metro ride to inaugurate Ambedkar memorial


Besides the launch of Ayushman Bharat, Modi also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme, which connects seven tribal districts in the state's Maoist belt to the broadband internet.

He said the government was working with a different approach for 115 backward districts, which were categorised as "aspirational districts" and "ambitious districts". PM Modi said the Ayushman Bharat scheme is not limited to providing a health service, but also invites inputs from society too.

PM Narendra Modi, at an event to inaugurate the B R Ambedkar memorial in Delhi, assured that justice will be done in the incidents of rape in Kathua and Unnao. Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, he inaugurated first of the 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres the government aims to set up by 2022 for comprehensive primary health care for preventive, promotive and curative care. The communities, which were denied their rights, have woken up now.

Prime Minister on Friday took a metro ride to 26, where he dedicated to the nation. "They have come from outside (referring to Naxal leaders from other states who are active in Chhattisgarh)", he said.

Modi during his visit flagged off a passenger train through video conferencing with an all-woman staff - railway loco pilot, assistant local pilot, station superintendent, train guard, train ticket examiner, and ticket counter in-charge are taken up by women.

Modi's act was applauded by the people gathered as he walked up to the tribal woman and helped her wear the new pair of slippers.


It was the Prime Minister's fourth visit to Chhattisgarh, where assembly elections are due later in the year. The strong words from the Prime Minister also had immediate effect as the two BJP ministers from the state of Jammu and Kashmir resigned.

In a veiled attack on the Opposition, the prime minister cited that despite Ambedkar's Constitution having given ample scope and possibilities to grow why then over 100 districts remain backward in the country.