Narendra Modi in Assam highlights: PM says every part of India as important as Delhi, thanks voters for their support

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Narendra Modi in Assam highlights: PM says every part of India as important as Delhi, thanks voters for their support
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    Narendra Modi thanks voters

    In three years, I can proudly say that more than 1 crore voters have always walked with us. They have added their strength to our belief, he says.


  • 18:43 (IST)

    Narendra Modi on demonetisation
    It was a tough decision. Only the blessings of the voters allowed it to succeed, he says

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    Narendra Modi addresses pan-India festival at Assam

    Before we came to power, there was only disappointment everywhere. The people thought: Nothing will change. Make your peace with it. However, now everything has changed. Indians believe that we will become a global power, he says.

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    Narendra Modi thanks voters

    In three years, I can proudly say that more than 1 crore voters have always walked with us. They have added their strength to our belief, he says.

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    Narendra Modi on trusting the public

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    Narendra Modi on trusting the public

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    Narendra Modi on trusting the public

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    Narendra Modi on black money

    In this government, there is no black money, he says. In the future, we will hear about dig dhan. We will extract all the black money and give it to the poor, he adds.

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    Narendra Modi on coming to power

    When I came to power three years ago, I spoke of cleanliness and toilets, he says. The people were stunned. What kind of prime minister is this, they wondered, he adds.


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    Narendra Modi on uplifting OBCs

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    Narendra Modi on the common man

    I know what things the common man goes through, he says. My intention is to do big things for the small people, he adds. 

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    Narendra Modi speaks of aid provided to Assam

    We provided more than Rs 3,500 crore of aid to Assam in one day, Modi says. This is not a small thing, he adds.

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    Narendra Modi talks about doubling farmers' incomes

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses pan-India festival at Assam

    I announced this morning that India's longest bridge was made over the Brahmaputra, he says. All his life Bhupen Hazarika sang about Bramhaputra. Hence this bridge will be named Bhupen Hazarika.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses pan-India festival at Assam

    Three years ago our government took the oath of office, he says. For us every part of India is as important as  Delhi and I am grateful to you from the bottom of my heart for blessing me, he adds.


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    Tarun Gogoi says bridge a brainchild of Congress

    Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday attacked the BJP-led central government for trying to take credit for the newly constructed longest bridge on Lohit river in Assam, saying that it was the "brainchild" of the Congress.

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    Aerial view of the new 'Bhupen Hazarika Bridge'

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    Modi unveils new food processing scheme

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    'NE stands for New Engine', says Modi

    "NE will not be known as North East anymore, but New Engine, for the new engine which will drive India's economy forward," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam.

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    Modi bats for solar energy, timber farming

    "We need to promote timber farming. India imports timber from other countries, but we should be growing it locally. Farmers should also use solar energy to power their own fields. This will make them self-sufficient and insulate them from external factors," says Narendra Modi at a rally in Assam.

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    Farmers need to be protected from vagaries of weather: Narendra Modi

    Farmers are currently suffering from drought, hail, floods, etc. We need to create a safety net to save them. We need to follow the example of the Northeast, which has embraced organic farming in a big way. Sikkim has already gone organic, Assam has gone organic. Other states should do likewise.

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    Farmers' income will be doubled by 2022: Modi

    "By 2022, when India is 75 years old, we want all farmers' income to double. I have five years to do this, and I will achieve this target," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam.

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    Congress criticises BJP for appropriating the project

    Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi alleged that he is not being allowed to go to the site. "They did not allow me to go to the bridge, saying that it is because of security concerns and law and order issues. Am I a terrorist? Will I break the laws? Why are they not allowing me to visit the bridge?" questioned Gogoi, who himself enjoys 'Z Plus' security cover.

    The Congress government had laid the foundation, carried out the construction and completed the bridge on Brahmaputra river, but BJP was trying to take all the credit by inaugurating it with much fanfare, he said. "It is like we planted a tree, nurtured it, but now they are eating the fruits. Let them. But can't I even come and see my tree?" he asked.

  • 12:48 (IST)

    Locals happy with new bridge, say it will boost connectivity

    The 9.15-kilometre-long bridge is expected to be a boon to the residents of Sadiya, situated on the northern bank of Lohit, which has been isolated from the rest of the state. The residents of Sadiya too are happy about the development, as they have had to generally depend on ferries to travel to Dhola, which is situated on the southern bank of the river, from where they travel to Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

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    Dhola-Sadiya bridge now will be called Bhupen Hazarika Bridge

    Narendra Modi inaugurated the much-awaited Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam, which is expected to ease travel time for travellers, and while addressing the nation from Dhola, the prime minister announced that the name of the bridge will be changed to Bhupen Hazarika - famed Assamese singer, who was born in Sadiya and was conferred with prestigious awards like Padmabhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke awards. 

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    Watch: Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadia bridge

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that MLA Jagdish Bhuyan had once written to the former prime minister. "And here we are today.." Modi added. 

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On the third anniversary of his taking over as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will be in Assam on Friday to inaugurate a number of projects, including the country's longest bridge. He will also address a public meeting in which he is expected to speak about the three years of his government.

In a series of tweets, the prime minister on Thursday said:

Referring to the Dhola-Sadiya bridge which he will inaugurate, the prime minister said, "This is one of the most important infrastructure projects in our nation." Modi also congratulated Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal and his government for completing one year in office.

 Narendra Modi in Assam highlights: PM says every part of India as important as Delhi, thanks voters for their support

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

According to reports, the prime minister is expected to arrive at 10 am at the Mohanbari Airport in Assam's Dibrugarh. Modi will then proceed to inaugurate the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. Dhola-Sadiya is slated to be the longest road bridge in the country constructed across the Brahmaputra connecting Dhola with Sadiya in upper Assam's Tinsukia district. The highly strategic Dhola-Sadia bridge, longer than Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sealink by 3.55 km, has been created to carry T-72 tanks. Once commissioned, it will take 30 minutes to cross over to Sadia near the Lohit border in Arunachal, reducing the travel time by four hours. It will also ease access for the Army cantonment at Walong and the vital Kibithu town in Anjaw district bordering China and Myanmar, changing the contours of any war doctrine on the Chinese front.

The inauguration is scheduled to be at 10.30 pm. After the inauguration, Modi is expected to proceed to Gogamukh in Northern Assam's Dhemaji district to lay the foundation stone for Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). The prime minister is expected to leave for Guwahati at around 1.50 pm where he will lay the foundation ceremony of an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the first to come up in Northeast. The proposed medical college will come up at Changsari in Kamrup (rural) district, 28.5 km from Guwahati across the Brahmaputra.

Modi is expected to arrive at Khanpara from where the prime minister will conclude his trip with a political rally. Modi is scheduled to deliver a speech to the nation on three-year anniversary of NDA government, which also marks a year of BJP government in Assam. It is for the first time that BJP is in power in Assam on its own. The prime minister may also use this platform to make some sort of big political and economic announcement. The party is expecting turnout of over one lakh in Khanapara.

Modi, who led the BJP to a massive victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was sworn-in as the prime minister on 26 May, 2014.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: May 26, 2017 19:25:30 IST