Prime Minister Modi to address a meeting of all BJP Mayors today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today virtually inaugurate the National Mayors Conference to be held in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, with growing urbanization, it is important that we view it as an opportunity and work together towards building modern, futuristic cities.

As many as 121 mayors and deputy mayors of BJP-ruled urban local bodies across the country will participate in the two-day event, which is being organised by the party’s ‘sushasan (good governance) cell.

BJP national president JP Nadda will also attend the inaugural ceremony.

AIR correspondent reports, In his two-day visit, BJP Chief JP Nadda will participate in a host of events and hold meetings with local leaders at various places in the state. Mr. Nadda will flag off e-bikes at the BJP’s Kisan Morcha event near Gandhinagar today morning. The E-Bikes will travel to around 143 assembly constituencies of the state and reach out to the farmers of the state.

He will visit Rajkot in the afternoon to address a gathering of BJP’s elected representatives in urban, panchayat, and cooperative bodies. Mr Nadda will hold a road show in the neighboring Morbi town in the evening. He will attend ‘Viranjali’ event in Gandhinagar today evening, where artists will pay tributes to national heroes through their songs and plays.

Tomorrow, the BJP president will hold meetings with senior Gujarat BJP leaders at the party headquarters, Shree Kamalam in Gandhinagar.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri will also attend the event.  While Mr Fadnavis will share his vision for urban development and Mr Puri will brief the guests about various government schemes for urban local bodies.

Mayors, deputy mayors and other elected representatives of 18 states and union territories will participate in this conference and share their views on topics like waste management, traffic management and water-logging etc.

Mayors of Surat, Indore, Kanpur and Panaji will brief the audience about the work they have done in waste management, cleanliness and increasing revenue, among other areas.