Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a university that has been named after Jat King Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. Calling Pratap Singh a ‘visionary’, PM Modi cited that he is very fortunate to lay the foundation stone of a university named after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

Addressing the media, PM Modi recalled the late BJP leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh. He said that as the nation is on its way to celebrate, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, honest efforts have been made to make the young generation aware of the contributions of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. He also pointed out that the late king had allotted a piece of land for the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

In addition, PM Modi also inspected exhibition models of the Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh industrial defense corridor. He outlined that the nation is moving ahead with an aim to carve its identity as a global defense exporter.

Using a metaphor between the famous locks of Aligarh and the defense corridor, PM Modi added that the city is now contributing towards the protection of the country’s borders. Reportedly, he announced Rs. 9,000 crore for the development of BrahMos missile at the defense corridor’s Lucknow node.

Furthermore, he slammed the opposition Samajwadi Party (SP), which was in power here from 2017. He said there was complete ‘lawlessness’ during the rule of SP.

The event witnessed the presence of UP governor Anandiben Patel, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, and Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma.

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