Prime minister Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a number of developmental projects in poll-bound Assam. He laid the foundation stone of two hospitals in Dheklajuli and Sonitpur districts of the state. The PM also launched the Asom Mala programme meant at upgrading state highways and major district roads.
The prime minister promised people of Assam that the BJP will establish a medical and technical college in local language once it comes to power in Assam. He said it is his dream to ensure that every state has at least one medical college and one technical college that teaches in mother tongue.
The prime minister said that the north-east is heading towards development with Assam playing a significant role in it. He said Assam is an example of how collective efforts yield good results.
While speaking at Assam’s Sonitpur, the PM said people who are conspiring to defame India have stopped so low that they are not even sparing Indian tea. He said these conspirators are vowing to malign the image of Indian tea in a systematic manner across the world. He said some documents have revealed that a conspiracy is being hatched by foreign powers to attack India’s identity associated with tea. PM Modi spoke about the conspiracy in the context of budgetary allocation of of ₹ 1,000 crore for a welfare scheme for the plantation workers.
Prime minister is currently in West Bengal on the second leg of his visit. The prime minister will be inaugurating the LPG import terminal built by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited on Sunday evening. The PM will also be attending a public meeting in Haldia today. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has also been invited to the meeting. However, she is unlikely to attend in view of the insult meted out to her at a recent event where PM Modi was in attendance.