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Modi's Amethi trip today… 1st since being PM in 2014

Amethi/ New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Sunday to launch a Kalashnikov rifles manufacturing facility. During his visit, the PM will unveil several other development projects for Amethi and the region, a statement from his office said. At Kauhar in Amethi, the PM will dedicate the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd to the nation.

The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between India's Ordnance factory and a Russian firm. It will produce the last series of Kalashnikov rifles in the Korwa Ordnance Factory. The PM will unveil several development projects in power generation, education, health and manufacturing sectors. These projects will directly benefit the Amethi region, the statement said.

Modi will also address a public gathering at Kauhar. The constituency is being given a saffron hue ahead of the visit to the constituency which has remained loyal to the Gandhi family for long. This would be Modi's first visit to Amethi after coming to power in 2014.

He visited the neighbouring Rae Bareli constituency, represented in Lok Sabha by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in December. According to official sources, Modi will address a public meeting in Kauhar area of Gauriganj. Modi previously visited Amethi on May 5, 2014 and the BJP, which had fielded party leader Smriti Irani against Gandhi in 2014 general election, had managed three lakh votes. Irani has been nurturing the constituency since and is expected to contest again in the coming poll, expected to be held in April-May.

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