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Smart cities: Task force set to transform Allahabad, Ajmer and Vishakhapatnam

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

To give a push to smart cities initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Urban development ministry has set up a task force to transform three cities in collaboration with the US.

The task force has been set up to develop Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, Ajmer in Rajasthan and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Urban Developent Minister M Venkiah Naidu said.
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“The task forces will have representatives from the urban development ministry, external affairs ministry, respective state governments and cities and the US Trade Development Agency (USTDA),” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The US had offered to assist in the development of the three smart cities during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s September visit to US.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Form Committee on ‘One Nation, One Election’

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the “one nation, one election” plan.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told this to the media after the conclusion of the meeting which lasted for over three-and-a-half hours.

Singh said that five major agendas were discussed in the meeting, including the “one nation, one election” agenda.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves toward his supporters during an election campaign rally in New Delhi, May 8, 2019. VOA

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M.

“Only CPI and CPI-M expressed difference of opinion, saying how it could be implemented,” the Defence Minister said.

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Over 40 parties were invited for the meeting in which 21 party chiefs participated while three expressed their inability to join the meeting citing some reasons, Singh added. (IANS)