PM Modi visits Gujarat again, third time in a month

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Later, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of a bridge connecting Okha port to Byet Dwarka.

PM Modi said his government was committed to ensuring good governance via digital literacy and technology.

Opposition Congress has been repeatedly alleging that the prime minister has been making rounds of Gujarat because the BJP is scared of losing the elections. The party has also launched a political campaign under the title "Hun Vikas Chu" (I am development) and released a series of short videos on social media platforms under the same theme. In all the functions throughout the day, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel accompanied Modi.

Three months after the roll out of the new indirect tax regime, the GST Council on Friday made sweeping changes to give relief to small and medium businesses on filing and payment of taxes, eased rules for exporters and cut tax on over two dozen items. Addressing a public meeting after dedicated IIT Gandhinagar campus to the nation, Mr Modi said that work is underway to spread digital literacy to every part of the country, among all age groups and sections of society.

Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Gujarat is anticipated as a before the state elections strategy.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hailed the Good and Service Tax (GST) council meet stating that the Centre has given a big "Diwali" bonanza to the common people.

- Will build the first marine institute in Dwarka.

Pitching for "Digital India", the PM said that it will guarantee transparency.

Thousands of people had thronged to the temple to see their Prime Minister.

The government run Pradhanmantri Grameen Digital Saksharata Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) aims to make six crore citizens digitally literate in rural India. PM Modi would also address a public meeting in Dwarka.

Talking about the NDA government's educational reforms, Mr Modi said that "academics should not be exam-driven: The focus needs to be on innovation". He is also scheduled to visit his birthplace Vadnagar for the first time after becoming prime minister.

On Sunday, Modi will visit his birthtown Vadnagar in North Gujarat to inaugurate a Rs 500-crore civil hospital and a medical college.

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