Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the election-centric state of Assam to lay the foundation stone of several projects in the state. He is scheduled to visit West Bengal day after day.
In Assam, Prime Minister Modi Dhemaji dedicated important projects in the oil and gas sector to the nation at a function held at Silpathar. He will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of engineering colleges during the event. He will later inaugurate several railway projects in Hooghly, West Bengal.
Speaking on the occasion, Modi reaffirmed his commitment to development in the region and said that they had attacked the previous governments that ruled the country for neglecting Assam and the Northeast.
Modi lauded the steps taken by Sarbananda Sonowal and the Center-led state government in the last few years and said that they were working together for the balanced development of the region.
“Those who have ruled for decades since independence believed that Dispur was too far from Delhi. ‘Delhi is now standing at your door, not the door,’ he told a huge gathering after dedicating to the people, laying the foundation stone for the inauguration and more valuable project. ₹3,300 crore.
He alleged that previous governments had adopted “step-motherhood” on the north coast of Assam and neglected communication, health, education and industry.
He said he would visit Assam and other poll-based states as often as possible before the election was announced, probably in the first weekend of March.