Sunday, July 23, 2017

Outfits seeking international airport in Agra put up posters reminding PM of his 2013 promise

Agra: "Why can't these people build a world class airport in Agra? This is injustice to Agra". These are excerpts from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public address in Agra on November 21, 2013, while he was campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The PM's words are now being highlighted on posters and banners by members of tourism organizations who have been demanding an international airport in Agra.
These posters have already been put up in some parts of the city and the agitators claim that they will be pasted in each and every corner of Agra if the Modi government does not pay heed to their long-pending demand.
Towards the bottom of these hoardings, there is a mention of PM Modi's promise and an appeal to him to honour his commitment. Members of over 20 tourism organizations say that through these posters, they want to remind the PM about his promise.
From lighting candles to holding public meetings, these organizations have been holding various forms of protests to "wake up" the government to address their decades-old demand. Rajiv Tiwari, convener of the action committee, said, "We will add more hoardings in the city to create awareness and remind our elected representatives of their commitment. We want to turn this into a mass movement which will end only after we achieve our goal."
21/01/17 Aditya Devi/Times of India