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Greenfield airport in Rajkot and making Rajkot-Ahmedabad National Highway six-lane are a couple of projects for which he would lay foundation stones.

"When we announced important decisions of GST on Friday, the entire country started celebrating saying Diwali has arrived 15 days early", said Modi, while addressing a gathering in poll-bound Gujarat after the foundation-laying ceremony for the bridge connecting Okha and Beyt Dwarka here.

Both the Congress and the BJP are seeking divine intervention for winning Gujarat Assembly elections.

Emphasising that the definition of development is changing, the PM said, "Earlier, a hand pump would be put and a leader would use that for multiple elections". In all the functions throughout the day, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel accompanied Modi. "This generation may have suffered poverty but we would take development to such heights that future generations do not get to see poverty", he said. An institute for this will be set up in this Devbhoomi of Dwarka, he added.

The PM has dedicated himself to the service of the nation and everyone's blessings is with him, Somabhai Modi said, adding that his father had built a house in Vadnagar in 1949 but it was destroyed in the 2001 quake, following which they sold the land. This is aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas.

The prime minister dedicated an automatic milk processing and packaging plant of Sursagar Dairy and daily water-supply scheme for four zones in Surendranagar city.

The foundations of "New India" will be laid on technological revolution, Modi said. "A Digital India guarantees transparency, effective service delivery and good governance", he said.

Our academics should not be exam driven.

Modi will begin the second day of his tour from his native place, Vadnagar town.

On Sunday, Modi will preside over inauguration of medical college and hospital in Vadnagar and also visit Bharuch. He is also scheduled to distribute e-tablets to the health workers.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "I look forward to visiting Vadnagar, my hometown tomorrow morning. And thus, the decisions were taken with consensus at the GST Council", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at public rally in Dwarka.

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