PM Modi in Northeast Updates: 'I'll ensure implementation of Assam Accord, says PM Modi
New Delhi, Feb 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's blitzkrieg campaign in three Northeastern states marked by inauguration of several development projects ahead of the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. PM Modi's visit to the three northeastern states is part of his ten-state visit in just five days.
PM started his campaign with visit to Arunachal Pradesh; he laid foundation for projects worth Rs 4,000 crore. He said that additional projects worth Rs 13,000 crore is in progress in the state.
The Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh will provide all-weather connectivity to Tawang Valley for civilians as well as security forces throughout the year. The tunnel will reduce travel time to Tawang by an hour and boost tourism and related economic activities in the region.
Also, PM Modi dedicated a new TV Channel DD Arun Prabha at Itanagar. The channel will be the 24th channel operated by Doordarshan.
PM Modi assured the people of Assam and the Northeast that the citizenship bill will in no way cause harm to their interests. Addressing a public rally in this assembly constituency of Assam Health Minister and BJP-led NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma, he said the NDA government is committed to protecting the language, culture, resources, hopes and aspirations of the people of Assam and the Northeast.
In Agartala, PM Modi dedicated Garjee - Belonia Railway Line to the nation at Swami Vivekananda Stadium.
This line will boost Tripura as the gateway to South and Southeast Asia. Mr Modi will also inaugurate New Complex of Tripura Institute of Technology at Narsingarh.
PM Modi arrived in Guwahati on Friday evening on a two-day visit to North East. Prime Minister will reach Itanagar from Guwahati this morning and unveil a series of development projects at IG Park.
(With Agency inputs)