Narendra Modi Northeast Visit: Prime minister Narendra Modi On Sunday, December 18, 2022, stayed in the North East states and visited Meghalaya and Tripura. During his visit to these two states, he made development an issue. Along with this, the development projects to be done on the borders were also mentioned. Along with this, he has given the issue to the opposition parties.
During this, he said that his government has removed all the obstacles in the way of development of the North Eastern region during its 8-year tenure. Launching several development projects in the poll-bound states of Tripura and Meghalaya, he said improved air connectivity in the region has increased agricultural exports, benefiting farmers. In Agartala, he said that Tripura was earlier known for struggle but after the BJP came to power in 2018, it is now known for development, connectivity and cleanliness.
Big things of PM Modi’s speech
Addressing a public meeting at Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala, the Prime Minister said the state was becoming a “logistics hub” and Tripura was also emerging as a new gateway for trade in the Northeast, connecting Thailand, Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries. Will be associated with Asian countries.
He said that the 15 km long Agartala-Akhaura railway project, connecting the Northeast with Bangladesh, would be completed next year. The Prime Minister said, “After the BJP came to power in Tripura, crores of rupees have been invested in infrastructure. The National Highway is being redesigned on a large scale. He also said that opportunities are increasing in the state after the construction of an international airport.
Targeting the opposition parties, he alleged that the ration of the poor was looted before the BJP came to power in the state. He said, “Now the poor people are getting their rightful ration without any hassle. He is getting free ration for the last 3 years.
Modi claimed that the indigenous people were sidelined for a long time in development. “They (opposition parties) are masters of spreading negativity, pulling reverse gear when the state needed an escalator,” he said.
Earlier, he inaugurated several development projects worth over Rs 4,300 crore in the poll-bound state. Modi launched the “Griha Pravesh” program for over two lakh beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urban and rural).
He initiated the widening works of Agartala Bypass from Khairpur to Amtali, which will reduce traffic congestion in the city. He also inaugurated the State Institute of Hotel Management and Agartala Government Dental College and IGM Hospital (Agartala). He also laid the foundation stone of 32 road projects of total length of 323 km and 112 road projects of total length of 542 km under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PM-GSY) III.
Modi said that in the last five years the cleanliness campaign has become a mass movement and as a result Tripura has emerged as the cleanest among the small states of the country.
Earlier, while addressing a public meeting in Shillong, Modi said that the National Democratic Alliance ie NDA government has shown ‘red card’ to many obstacles in the way of development of the Northeast. In his 26-minute speech, the Prime Minister said, “Obstacles like corruption, discrimination, violence and vote-bank politics were removed.”
“Earlier attempts were made to divide the Northeast, but now we are stopping such attempts,” Modi said, as he inaugurated and laid foundations for several projects. The projects that were inaugurated include the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Shillong at ‘New Shillong Township’.
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