Modi further talked about the negligence that traditional forms of medicine like Ayurveda were facing. The leader was inaugurating a research centre of the Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved.
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Gone is the fiery anti-Muslim rhetoric and promotion of Hindu supremacy for which the saffron-robed 44-year-old is known, and in its place is a message of social inclusion more akin to Modi's language since sweeping to power in 2014.
Most public health facilities in the middle and upper mountainous areas of Uttarakhand are unable to functional optimally or at the required level of quality, because of large-scale vacancies of health staff, as deployment and retention in such geographically remote areas has proven to be extremely difficult, the World Bank said in a statement.
Apart from Naredra Modi and Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Uma Bharti attended the ceremony. Former chief minister Harish Rawat was also present.
A journalism graduate, Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath on Saturday in Dehradun after the BJP's massive victory in the Assembly elections.
"The one big surprise...was the election results. Even as you say it was a surprise, you kind of reveal or betray the fact that may be I didn't expect the government to win this election and if I'd that belief, I wouldn't be fit to serve this government," he said while delivering the Hormis Memorial Lecture (founder's day) organised by Federal Bank here last evening.
The election in five states was a referendum on demonetization 3.0 undertaken by the Modi government creating a sharp political divide with the narrative shifting to BJP versus the rest.
Sanjay Dutt of Quantum Securities said that BJP's manifesto for UP is pro development, and Modi will try his best to bring about an increase in employment opportunites in the state going ahead.
The Uttar Pradesh assembly election verdict will be closely watched and viewed as a rehearsal for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. It may chart another term for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
As per the latest trends available for 57 seats, the BJP has taken the lead in 44, the ruling Congress is ahead in 10 and Independents in three, state election office here said.
According to trends available after three hours of counting of votes in the Assembly elections in the five states, the BJP was leading in 291 out of 396 constituencies in the 403-member Assembly in a stunning showing leaving their rivals far behind.
In a thumping victory for Brand Modi, UP and Uttarakhand have given BJP a clear mandate to form the government signalling their intention to be part of the saffron party‘s reform agenda.
For the 70-seat strong Uttarakhand, BJP couldn‘t have scripted a better future for itself. The saffron party stomped over INC and IND with majority of 51 seats in an assembly election that is often seen as a referendum on Modi‘s reforms agenda -- particularly the cash ban.
Some of the candidates that are representing the Bharatiya Janata Party in the current assembly elections are turncoats and the party seems to be banking heavily on them in UP.
These elections are widely being seen as a virtual referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation decision and they would also be a test for Yadav who recently took charge as the national president of the Samajwadi Party.
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) â€“ a coalition led by BJP need 5,49,441 votes, and it falls short by 91,658 votes required to win the prestigious battle that involves an electoral college of 10.98 lakh votes.
"The Samajwadi Party-Congress combine is set to get absolute majority. We will win 236-240 seats...there is no question of hung assembly," the party general secretary told reporters on Parliament premises.
Exit polls paint a rosy picture for Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh and Congress still is dealing with existential crisis. The verdict for the battle for the states will be declared on March 11.
The exit polls today predicted a hung assembly in the key Hindi heartland state of Uttar Pradesh where BJP would emerge as the largest single party, winning anywhere between 164 and 210 of the 403 seats.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday hinted at an alliance with BSP's Mayawati post a hung assembly prediction in UP by the various exit polls.
If past experience is any guide, exit polls are at best a good indicator of the trend. Hence, if we follow the trend on UP, it wouldn‘t be an overestimation to expect that BJP might emerge as a single largest party. Even if it doesn‘t cross the 50 percent seat mark, such an outcome is unlikely to rattle the markets beyond a day.
After a high-pitch campaigning for over two months, exit polls results for the five poll-bound states â€” Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur â€” have been announced on Thursday evening.
First, we begin with the comparison of two major opinion polls â€” one conducted by Axis My India and another by CSDS, with the polls of polls aggregated by News18. The polls focussed on three states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.