Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of AIIMS and IIIT in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur. Governor Acharya Dev Vrat, CM Virbhadra Singh and Union Min JP Nadda were present in the programme.
Pm Modi, said, "Opening of AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh especially in this region of the state has a lot of benefits for people. We're making a campus where over 3000 people will work together. This is also bringing employment opportunities."
This will be This 750 bed hospital will be built at a cost of approximately Rs. 1350 crore. In addition to healthcare, it will also provide medical education at the under-graduate and post-graduate level, besides nursing.
Kicking off the BJP's election campaign in Himachal Pradesh, PM said the Congress leadership was wary of taking action against the Himachal chief minister as it was also sailing in the same boat.
Modi's rally is significant as the BJP lost due to infighting in 2012 and is putting all its might to regain power in the hill state that goes to the polls soon.
In 2012, the BJP, which has 29 seats in the Vidhan Sabha, lost largely due to infighting between former chief ministers Prem Kumar Dhumal and Shanta Kumar.
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), at Una.