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CM Thackeray, governor did not accompany PM Modi during his SII visit

the Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the SII on November 28, said the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in a statement.

CM Thackeray, governor did not accompany PM Modi during his SII visit
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On Saturday, November 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-city visit to review coronavirus vaccine development work. PM Modi was scheduled to visit Ahemdabad, Hyderabad and Pune on the same day.

However, the Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray did not accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the SII on November 28.

 “The chief minister and the governor will not be in Pune as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has informed that their presence was not required since the Prime Minister will be there for a brief visit,” said the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in a statement.

Modi took his first visit of the day by going to pharma major Zydus Cadila’s manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad in the morning. After Ahmedabad, the PM visited vaccine maker Bharat Biotech’s facility in Hyderabad, and his last stop was at Pune, where he visited the Serum Institute of India (SII), which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for the vaccine.

Post the visit, PM Modi took to his Twitter to share, "Had a good interaction with the team at Serum Institute of India. They shared details about their progress so far on how they plan to further ramp up vaccine manufacturing. Also took a look at their manufacturing facility".

Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Owner, Serum Institute of India, too thanked the prime minister for his visit. He in his Tweet mentioned, " We share your vision and continue to work towards ensuring a safe and secure India."

According to the district officials, the Prime Minister did not attend any public programme and the media is not allowed to cover his visit to the pharmaceutical unit.

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