Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit to Uttarakhand for two days beginning May 18 to pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath.
PM will visit Kedarnath on May 18 and offer prayers at Badrinath the following day, Pradesh BJP media incharge Devendra Bhasin said. He further said, “The Prime Minister has a deep sense of attachment towards Uttarakhand. The purpose of this visit is purely spiritual.”
Meanwhie, PM Modi, acknowledging the huge backlash after a statue of 19th century reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was broken in clashes at Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, promised to install his "grand statue" at the same spot.
BJP and Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress have accused each other of vandalising the statue, which has immense emotional value for the people of Bengal.
At a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mau, PM Modi, “"We saw hooliganism by TMC workers again during Bhai Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, they vandalized Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's statue. Such people should face strong action.”
"We are committed to Vidyasagar's vision and will install his grand statue made of panchdhatu (five metals) at the same spot," pledged the Prime Minister.