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Modi arrives in Kashmir

 2015-11-07 06:23:06.0

Modi-in-Kashmir Srinagar:� �Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir during which he will address a public rally. A special aircraft carrying the prime minister landed at Srinagar International Airport around 11.20 a.m.�Modi was flown in an army helicopter to the Badami Bagh Cantonment helipad from where he reached the Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium in a special cavalcade. Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, senior ministers of the ruling PDP-BJP government, senior civil and army officers received Modi at the airport.�Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is accompanying Modi, while Minister of State PMO Jitendra Singh, who arrived here on Friday, was among those who received Modi at the airport. A large crowd of men, women and children have gathered at the venue where Modi will address the rally.�This is Modi's first visit to the valley after the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition took power in the state on March 1 this year. Modi is expected to announce a Rs.90,000 crore economic package for the state. (IANS)

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