Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Bengaluru on Monday for a two-day visit to Karnataka, where he will attend a number of events in the city and Mysuru, as well as launch or lay the foundation for a number of development projects.
The visit included the laying of the foundation stone for the Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project, the inauguration of the Dr. BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE), participation in the International Yoga Day event, and a visit to the Chamundi Hills to offer prayers to Goddess Chamundeshwari, Mysuru's reigning deity, and Suttur Mutt, a prominent Lingayat seminary.Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chairman Minister Basavaraj Bommai, veteran BJP leader BS Yediyurappa, and state party chief Nalin Kumar Kateel greeted PM Modi at the Yelahanka Airforce Station.
Those in attendance were Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, some of Bommai's cabinet colleagues, Members of Parliament, legislators, and officials.
For the PM's visit, elaborate security arrangements have been planned in both Bengaluru and Mysuru.
PM Modi shared information of his visit to Bengaluru via Twitter, both in Kannada and English, before departing from New Delhi.
"I'm flying to Karnataka, where I'll be attending events in Bengaluru and Mysuru. The first event will take place at @iiscbangalore, where a Centre for Brain Research will be officially launched. The Bagchi-Parthasarathy Multispecialty Hospital's foundation stone will be placed "PM Modi sent out a tweet.
"I'll be to the Dr. BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) in Bengaluru this afternoon to dedicate a new BASE University campus and unveil a statue of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. A total of 150 tech centres would be dedicated to the country. These have been created through the transformation of ITIs "he stated