Election dates for Assam likely to be announced in first week of March: PM Modi
Guwahati: The much-awaited dates for Assam election might be announced in the first week of March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted on Monday as he made his third visit to the state within a month’s time ahead of the polls.
As the Assam Assembly Polls are nearing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allegedly seemed to be in a hurry to launch several projects in the state. On Monday, the PM has launched five major projects in the state.
While delivering his speech in Assam’s Silapathar in Dhemaji, PM Modi said, “During the last Assembly election the dates were announced on March 4. This year also I see a possibility of announcing the dates in the first week of March.”
He has launched five projects worth more than Rs 3,000 crore, including the inauguration of three major projects in the oil sector in Assam.
The projects include IOCL-INDMAX unit at Bongaigaon Refinery, OIL India Limited’s (OIL) Secondary Tank Farm at Madhuban in Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor station at Hebeda village in Makun of Tinsukia district.
Speaking in the occasion, he said: “we just need to ensure that the double-engine of development that is already in place is strengthened. I assure the people of Assam that the speed of development will be increased.
PM Modi has also inaugurated the Dhemaji Engineering College and laid the foundation stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College.
“The central government and Assam government are working together to develop the state’s infrastructure and enhance the productivity of all sectors,” Modi assured.
He also said that the present government is spending more on fisheries sector in Assam since independence. A scheme of Rs 2,000 crore has also been sanctioned for the purpose.
The Prime minister also claimed to have brought changes in the scenario of LPG and electricity connection during the period of NDA government.
“Works such as completion of Bogibeel Bridge and broad gauge railway line in North Bank have been done by our government,” Modi mentioned in his speech.
Modi also claimed that the government’s motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ has led to rapid development in the state.