Didn't accept Modi's Kedarnath proposal due to 'circumstances': Ex-Uttarakhand CM

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JSW group that is led by Sajjan Jindal went into an agreement with the government of Uttarakhand in order to restore the temple sites of Kedarnath that was damaged due to the heavy floods that hit Uttarakhand in the year 2013.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand where he was welcomed by Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra S Rawat.

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He also said that as chief minister of Gujarat, he had offered to take the responsibility of reconstructing areas surrounding the temple in 2013 tragedy which killed thousands of people and the then Uttarakhand chief minister had also agreed in principle for the same.

"Out of excitement, I announced it outside to the media". "It is true, Modi ji came to Dehradun, at my residence, gave cheque of Rs 5 Crore for relief on behalf of Gujarat Govt", he said.

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Security forces have reached the location and cordoned off the area, and a security sweep is underway, it said. The dead and injured were shifted to Quetta's Civil Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH).


PM Modi also addressed a public meeting near the famed temple located around 11,660 feet above the sea level.

He asked whether it is only Modi who is capable of redeveloping Uttarakhand. He added that People from different states had perished and he could not stop himself from rushing to the state after the disaster.

A few days after Narendra Modi's visit to Uttarakhand, the then BJP president Rajnath Singh told journalists that he had spoken to the then Gujarat CM, who denied having quoted such a figure. The TV flashed it on screens. Modi will lay the foundation stone for a new "Kedarpuri". These include improved facilities for devotees, construction of retaining walls and ghats at the Mandakini and Saraswati rivers, an approach road to the shrine and reconstructing Adi Guru Shankaracharya's tomb which was devastated in 2013.

Earlier in the day, former chief minister Harish Rawat also castigated Prime Minister Modi and said, "The Centre does not interfere in such works". PM Modi spoke at length about building quality infrastructure in Kedarnath, while preserving traditional ethos.

Urging the corporate sector to extend greater support for the development of the country, the prime minister said that his government aims to fully develop India by 2022.

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