PM Narendra Modi Kickstarts NE Visit, Leaves For Arunachal Pradesh Today

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Guwahati, February 9, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9th, 2019 morning started his Northeast(NE) visit and left for Arunachal Pradesh from Guwahati. The Prime Minister is slated to inaugurate, lay foundation stones of various developmental projects and address rallies in Arunachal Pradesh.

Modi landed in Guwahati on February 8th, 2019 and was received by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other leaders.

Ahead of flying to Arunachal Pradesh, PM Narendra Modi shakes hand with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal at the LGBI Airport on February 9th, 2019
Ahead of flying to Arunachal Pradesh, PM Narendra Modi shakes hand with Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal at the LGBI Airport on February 9th, 2019
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“Looking forward being among the sisters and brothers of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura today,” Modi tweeted on February 9th.

Travel itinerary

  • The Prime Minister will inaugurate the state’s first dedicated 24×7 television channel, DD Arun Prabha.

  • Besides the inauguration of DD Arun Prabha, Modi will inaugurate several projects and lay the foundation stone of the Greenfield airport in Hollongi. Arunachal Pradesh is the only state in the country without a full-fledged airport.

  • Another retrofitted airport at Tezu in Lohit district and a 110 MW hydroelectric project will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi.
  • He will also lay the foundation stone of a Film and Television Institute at Jote and seven electric substations under Comprehensive Scheme.
  • Modi would lay the foundation stone of Sella Tunnel and its approach road in Tawang district.

  • All the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony would be held from Indira Gandhi Park here.

Black Flags welcome PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Guwahati to a black flag welcome on February 8th, 2019, despite the security bandobast across the city. The Prime Minister was first greeted with black flag protests at Jalukbari by the students of Gauhati University on his way to Raj Bhawan. Protestors dotted the entire route shouting anti-Modi slogan and waving black flags.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Guwahati to a black flag welcome on February 8th, 2019, despite the security bandobast across the city
Prime Minister Modi arrived in Guwahati to a black flag welcome on February 8th, 2019, despite the security bandobast across the city. The All Assam Students’ Union also raised black flags as the PM’s cavalcade passed in front of the organisation’s office at Uzan Bazar, Guwahati

The All Assam Students’ Union also raised black flags as the PM’s cavalcade passed in front of the organisation’s office at Uzan Bazar. The anger against the Citizenship Amendment Bill is at bursting point, with the opposition parties in Assam, students’ bodies and the civil societies are protesting against the Bill, claiming it will change the region’s demography and violates the historic 1985 Assam Accord.

The Citizenship Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955. The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship.

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