AGENCIES, Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government would continue to stand by the decisions on Article 370 and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in national interest. The Prime Minister, who was speaking at a public meeting during a day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, said that the Union government has been facing pressure on these decisions taken from the world but they will continue to take decisions that are important for the development of the country.
“Be it the abrogation of Article 370 or the Citizenship Amendment Act, it was necessary to take the decisions in the interest of the country. Duniya bhar ke saarey dabaon ke bawjood, inn faislon par hum qayam hain, qayam rahengey (Despite feeling the pressure from the world, we stand by our decision and will remain so),” Modi said in Varanasi.
Meanwhile, Modi also said that Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra for the construction of the Ram dham in Ayodhya has been formed and it would work rapidly. “A trust has been formed for construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. This trust will work rapidly,” he said.
Modi laid foundation of 50 projects worth Rs 1,254 crore in Varanasi. He also unveiled a statue of BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya — the tallest statue of the leader in the country. Later, he also flagged off IRCTC’s ‘Maha Kaal Express’ through video link during his day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency. The train will connect three Jyotirling pilgrim centres of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Ujjain and Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh.