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In PHOTOS: Modi's all-new Ladakhi avatar

Last updated on: August 12, 2014 11:32 IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh on Tuesday on his maiden visit during which he inaugurated two hydro-power projects and laid the foundation stone for the 349-km Leh-Srinagar transmission line.

He was received at the airport by Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Army Chief General D S Suhag and other senior officials.

Wearing the traditional Ladakhi dress, goncha, and a cap, he addressed a very enthusiastic crowd. “There was a time when PMs never visited this state. I have come here two times already. Your affection draws me here,” he said.

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Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering at Leh
Photographs: ANI

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Modi's visit to Leh and Kargil -- his second to Jammu and Kashmir after assuming office -- is expected to touch on demands of locals in Leh and Kargil including employment generation and an assurance to take up with China and Pakistan respectively the issue of opening of Mansarovar road from Leh and re-opening of Kargil-Skardu road.

Leh town was all decked up to welcome the prime minister with hoardings erected at various places and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s lotus flag seen prominently at various traffic intersections.

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Image: Modi inaugurates Leh-Kargil-Srinagar transmission line and an NHPC project
Photographs: ANI

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“We need to bring a saffron revolution and that is giving impetus to kesar. Special attention should be placed to farmers. Corruption is troubling us. People are angry. I assure that we will fight corruption and work with all those against corruption” he told the gathering.

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Photographs: ANI

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