Modi inaugurates Metro's Magenta line section

Kristopher Drake
December 25, 2017

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has not been invited for the launch of the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, which will connect Botanical Garden in Noida with the Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi, on December 25.

In the city to inaugurate Delhi Metro's magenta line, Modi pointed to the saffron robed Adityanath and said that looking at his dress, the CM appeared to be superstitious, but had actually shown that he had the courage to break superstitions. "When I became CM, people told me of a few places where no CMs went because they were inauspicious". "I ignored this and visited all such places", Modi said and pointing that he remained Gujarat CM for almost 20 years. "If anybody thinks not going to a place will prolong their Chief Minister tenure and visiting a place will curtail it, such a person does not deserve to be a Chief Minister", he said, referring to the Noida jinx.

Adityanath's visit to Noida was significant, as it was the first visit by the UP CM after a long gap of eight years. He took the opportunity to praise work done by Adityanth since taking over as the state Chief Minister and brushed aside doubts about his ability.

"I am very happy that Yogi Adityanath Ji has come to Noida".

Those who entertain such superstitions have no right to be the chief minister, Modi said in Noida.

Magenta Line is the third metro line to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017. "I will always remain grateful to UP for their affection", the Prime Minister asserted. In his address, Adityanath said the new metro line would prove to be a milestone towards realising the dreams of development for Noida and Greater Noida region.

PM Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation chief Mangu Singh during the ride.

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