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PM Modi unveils several projects in Assam, says 'previous govts adopted step-motherly approach towards state'

“Delhi is now not far from Dispur, Delhi stands at your doorstep," PM Modi said. He said previous governments in the state adopted a "step-motherly" approach to Assam's North Bank and that they neglected connectivity, health, education and industry.

PM Modi unveils several projects in Assam, says 'previous govts adopted step-motherly approach towards state'-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Feb 22, 2021, 2:23 PM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled a host of development projects in Assam ahead of the Assembly polls. This is Prime Minister Modi’s third visit to Assam in a month.

He dedicated to the nation important projects of the oil and gas sector in an event organised at Silapathar in Assam. PM Modi inaugurated the INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited’s Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban, Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Makum, Tinsukia. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of engineering colleges during the event.

Later in the day, he will inaugurate several railway projects at Hooghly in West Bengal.

“Delhi is now not far from Dispur, Delhi stands at your doorstep," PM Modi said. He said previous governments in the state adopted a "step-motherly" approach to Assam's North Bank and that they neglected connectivity, health, education and industry.

The Prime Minister further said that he will visit Assam and other poll-bound states as many times as possible before elections are announced, likely in the first week of March.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Rs 44.98 crore Dhemaji Engineering College and laid the foundation stone for Rs 54.71 crore Sualkuchi Engineering College.

“These projects will usher in an era of energy security and prosperity, and open bright avenues of opportunity for local youth. They are in line with the Prime Minister's vision of Purvodaya to drive Eastern India's socio-economic growth,” his office said in a statement.

Governor and Chief Minister of Assam, and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas were present on the occasion.

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