Narendra Modi assures Tripura of full support for development as BJP-led government takes over in state

Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured the new BJP government in Tripura of providing full support for the all round development of the state, saying the entire country was behind its march towards progress.

In his address after the swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Tripura, Modi said the northeastern region has many opportunities and potentials which have to be explored for its development.

"I appeal to the people of Tripura, let's take the state to a new height so that we can change the lives of people. I want to assure that in Tripura's march towards development, the central government will provide full cooperation with the motto of cooperative federalism," he said at the event held at the Assam Rifles ground.

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

Earlier, Biplab Kumar Deb took oath as chief minister, Jishnu Deb Burman as the deputy chief minister along with seven other ministers, including IPFT chief NC Debbarma.

The first BJP government in the state assumed charge after ending 25 year rule of the Left front.

The prime minister said that the new government will take along every citizen and all sections of society and work for the development of Tripura.

He said the motto of the government would be development, good governance, people's participation and 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.

"I have visited the North East many times as the prime minister and want to tell you that India is with the North East; India understands the issues of the North East and every Indian stands by the people of the North East," he said.

The swearing-in ceremony held at the Assam Rifles ground was attended by BJP chief Amit Shah, Union home minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

Chief ministers of BJP-ruled states — Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh), Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Raghubar Das (Jharkhand), besides others, also attended the function.

Updated Date: Mar 09, 2018 14:34 PM

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