PM Modi rides to North Delhi by Metro, clicks selfies with passengers

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Services ran normal on Line-2 during Modis travel, he said.

Modi took the metro to visit 26, Alipur Road, where he was scheduled to inaugurate the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to travel by the capital's lifeline - Delhi Metro - on Friday to attend a public function. Modi also returned by themetro from Vidhan Sabha at 7.47pm.

PM Narendra Modi seen here with a passenger taking a selfie at a Delhi metro station
PM Narendra Modi seen here with a passenger taking a selfie at a Delhi metro station

The Ambedkar Memorial at Alipur Road is built at the place where the dalit icon had breathed his last on December 6, 1956. The strong words from the Prime Minister also had immediate effect as the two BJP ministers from the state of Jammu and Kashmir resigned. "As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it", the Prime Minister said.

"This is the place where Dr. Ambedkar attained Mahaparinirvana on 6th December 1956", the PMO tweeted. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone for the memorial on March 21, 2016.

An Ashokan Pillar stands in front of the book-shaped building in the sprawling premises. Toran Dwars, a Bodhi Tree, a musical fountain, and facade lighting are other important elements of the memorial, a statement said.

Mr Modi boarded the train at the Lok Kalyan Marg Metro station on his way to participate in an event organised on the eve of dalit icon Dr B.R. Ambedkar's birth anniversary.

"PM Modi clicks selfies with metro commuters on his way to 26, Alipur Road, where he will dedicate Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial to the nation" quotes ANI.

In April 2017, Modi and Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull had travelled by metro to reach Akshardham station.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.