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Kerala News Highlights: PM Modi addresses Mahila conference of BJP in Thrissur

Kerala News Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (Jan 3) addressed the women's conference organised by the BJP in Thrissur.

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First Published Jan 3, 2024, 8:00 AM IST

5.02 PM: PM Modi speaks:

BJP respects all religious groups in the country. We have to organise a big women's rally to show the strength of the women in the country.

5.02 PM: PM Modi speaks:

The opposition only knows one thing. they are creating a nuisance against the cultural traditions of the country. The people who visited Sabarimala faced severe issues, it was only because of the failure of the ruling of the opposition party. INDIA alliance,, they know only one thing. They know to loot only including the temples and its festivities.

4.59 PM: PM Modi speaks:

The people of Kerala came to know that if any development needs to happen it will happen only because of Modi govt. This year BJP will win. The country is witnessing development in infrastructure, and technology. The opposition party is not developing the state. They are proving that the central govt has not given any funds for the development of the country

4.56 PM: PM speaks: 

Modi government has demonstrated its commitment to the well-being of citizens. Efforts were made to bring people back from Gaza, ensuring their safety. Amidst the global pandemic, the government has prioritized the security and welfare of Indian citizens worldwide.

4.45 PM: PM Modi speaks:

The government's initiatives have made significant strides, impacting millions of lives:

1. Ujjwala Connections: Providing 10 crore Ujjwala connections for clean cooking fuel.

2. Pipeline Water Connections: Extending water connectivity to 11 crore families through pipelines.

3. Sanitary Initiatives: Supporting 1 crore families with sanitary facilities.

4. Women's Empowerment: Facilitating banking access for 60 lakh women.

5. Empowering 30 crore individuals through the Mudra Vyapar scheme.

6. Maternity Benefits: Extending maternity leave to 26 weeks for pregnant women.

7. Legislation Success: Successfully passing bills in the Lok Sabha for comprehensive development.

4.42 PM: BJP has four main jathis (castes): The underprivileged, youths, farmers and women.

4:40 pm: Modi govt will give all the rights to the women in the country 

4.30 PM Modi speaks in Thrissur

I am the Parliament member from Kashi, here Vadakkumnathan is himself sitting. I am thankful to all the mothers and sister who have come here to bless me.

4:25 pm: BJP President K Surendran on Modi's visit 

K Surendran stated 'No one raises a voice for women and it is only Modi. PM Modi is supporting all the people in the country as he provides awards and certification to the backward society. The Sthree Shakti provides equal opportunity to the world. This is the moment when the women of Kerala like to thank PM Modi. Around 10 lakh visited to meet Modi today. This is proof that people love the way how Modi is treated. The crime cases increase in the state during Pinarayi Vijayan's tenure. Kerala is waiting for the 2024 election. Modi visited Kerala after winning the 2019 elections. He came to meet the people in the land of programs to support and meeting the people of the state

3:37 pm: PM Modi started roadshow in Thrissur

3:15 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at Kuttanellur Helipad

3.00 PM: Sobha Surendran reacts to removal of PM Modi's flux in Thrissur

The image of Modi in the minds of women cannot be erased if the flux is removed as per the instructions of the Chief Minister, said BJP leader Sobha Surendran.

2.30 PM: PM Modi lands in Kochi, soon to proceed to Thrissur; to hold 1.5 km road show 

2.15 PM: Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis Catholika Bava attends CM's New Year party

Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis Catholika Bava attended the Chief Minister's Christmas and New Year banquet. Only PV Abdul Wahab MP from UDF attended the function at the Mascot Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan was not invited to the banquet.

1.45 PM: PM Modi to soon land in Kerala; 1.5 km road show in Thrissur

12.30 PM: Orthodox Church affirms to participate in programmes by Central govt

In response to Minister Saji Cherian, the Orthodox Church said that it maintains good relations with both the central government and the state government. Therefore, if the Centre invites them to any programs, they will continue to attend. 

11.40 AM: Kerala: Planning failure halts progress on three key KIIFB projects in Kottayam

Three key Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) projects in Kottayam have stalled due to alleged lack of planning, mismanagement and corruption. The construction of two major bridges on the Kottayam-Vaikom route has been long pending due to KIIFB's planning failure. The Aymanam indoor stadium, which was built three years ago for 5 crores, collapsed after the inauguration and locals point it as evidence of corruption in KIIFB projects.

Read More: Kerala: Why progress on 3 key KIIFB projects in Kottayam is stalled

11.05 AM: KSRTC services running at loss will be stopped, says Transport Minister K B Ganesh Kumar

KSRTC will stop loss-making bus services, says Transport Minister K. B. Ganesh Kumar. The minister said that the people's representatives should not panic and the minister clarified that the service will be maintained in places where there are no other means of travel. The minister came to the office and took charge today of the transport department.

10.40 AM: 12 students injured after school bus overturns in Kasaragod

As many as 12 students sustained minor injuries after their bus overturned on Wednesday. The injured were students of a private school in Kolidukkam, Kasaragod. The incident happened around 8 am. The school bus went out of control and hit a tree.

10.30 AM: 11 people injured in bus collision in Vadakara

Eleven people were injured in a private bus collision in Vadakara. The accident took place on JT Road around 8 am. A bus rammed into the back of another bus. The injured were admitted to the private hospital and the district hospital in Vadakara.  However, no one is injured seriously.

10.15 AM: Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan to inaugurate 62nd Kerala School Kalolsavam in Kollam tomorrow

The state is gearing up for the 62nd Kerala School Kalolsavam in Kollam. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the School Kalolsavam on January 4. The Kalolsavam will be held from January 4 to January 8. Malayalam megastar Mammootty will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony. 

9.45 AM: Kerala: PM Modi's 51ft tall sand art to be showcased at Thrissur

As a tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a huge sand art has been created in the soil of Vadakkunnathan. The sand art is being made by renowned sand artist Babu Edakunni and will be presented as a tribute to the Prime Minister coming to Thrissur. Businessman Gokulam Gopalan is giving guidance to Babu.

Read More: Kerala: PM Modi's 51ft tall sand art to be showcased at Thrissur

9.00 AM: PM Modi's Kerala Visit: The vehicle for the Prime Minister's roadshow is ready. The vehicle brought from Gujarat this morning will be decorated with flowers.

8.40 AM: CM to host Christmas-New Year party today; Governor not invited

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will host a Christmas and New Year party in the capital today. Guests will attend the function at the Muscat Hotel at 12:30. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has not been invited to the banquet.

8.06 AM: Aravana supply crisis continues at Sabarimala

The Aravana supply crisis is continuing in Sabarimala. Due to a shortage of containers, distribution is limited to five tins per person. The Devaswom Board officials said that the crisis will end with the newly contracted companies delivering more tins today. Initially, two companies had taken the contract for 1.5 lakh tins per day at Sabarimala. The crisis started when one company defaulted. Production has been halved as tin is supplied by only one contractor. With this, two days ago, restrictions were imposed on the distribution of Aravana. Two more companies have been contracted to solve the problem ahead of the Makaravilakku. It is hoped that the crisis will end once they deliver the containers.

8.00 AM: PM Modi to visit Kerala today; 1.5 km road show in Thrissur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Kerala today. The Prime Minister will arrive in Kochi in the afternoon and then proceed to Thrissur. He will address at a women's rally to be held after a 1.5 km roadshow around Thekkinkad Maidan. Preparations have been completed in Thrissur to receive the Prime Minister. More than 3,000 policemen will be deployed in the city and on the routes where the Prime Minister will come. The Prime Minister will arrive at the Kuttanellur College ground at 2 pm and will enter the Swaraj Round by 2.15 pm.

The Pooram city is under the surveillance of the Special Protection Group and the Central Forces. City security was taken over by SPG. Media has also been restricted from reporting the event. There are periodic bomb squad inspections. The entrance from Nayakanal to Thekinkad Maidan is completely under the control of SPG and other police forces.

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