Home Minister Amit Shah winds up Chennai visit

CHENNAI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday left for Delhi after launching various infrastructure projects worth over Rs 67,000 crore during his one day visit to the metropolis.

Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, his Cabinet colleagues including K A Sengottaiyan and P Thangamani gave him a warm send off at the airport here.

Shah, who arrived here on Saturday afternoon laid the foundation stone for projects including the Rs 61,843 crore phase II of Chennai Metro Rail, elevated highway in Coimbatore at an estimated Rs 1,620 crore, a barrage across river Cauvery in Karur district and IOCL’s projects worth over Rs 3,000 crore. Later, the senior BJP leader also addressed his party office-bearers here at a hotel.

Elaborate security arrangements were made by police for the visit of Shah, who is under Z-plus security cover.

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Bury differences, join hands to battle Covid-19 in Delhi: Amit Shah at all-party meet | India News

NEW DELHI: All political parties in Delhi should forget their differences and join hands in the Covid-19 battle of the national capital, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Monday after chairing an all-party meet.
Leaders of the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress and the BSP attended the meeting.
Shah appealed to the four parties to ask their workers to help in ensuring the ground implementation of the Delhi government’s coronavirus guidelines.
These steps will enhance public trust and the Covid-19 situation in Delhi will improve soon, Shah said.
All parties should forget their political differences and work together for the people of Delhi, he said after the meeting.

“We will have to increase Covid-19 testing in Delhi by adopting new solutions,” the home minister said.
The meeting was held in the wake of a spurt in novel coronavirus cases in Delhi.
Shah also apprised the leaders of the steps taken to check the coronavirus pandemic and sought their views on the issue, a home ministry official said.
‘No plan for another lockdown in Delhi’
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal that there was no plan for another lockdown in Delhi even as the number of new cases continues to rise.
“Many people are speculating whether another lockdown in Delhi in being planned. There are no such plans,” Kejriwal tweeted.
The deadly virus has infected over 41,000 in the national capital so far and claimed more than 1,300 lives. On Sunday, Delhi recorded the highest single-day spike of 2,224 new Covid-19 cases.

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