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.
“Looking forward being among the sisters and brothers of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura today,” Modi tweeted on February 9th.
- The Prime Minister will inaugurate the state’s first dedicated 24×7 television channel, DD Arun Prabha.
Dedicated 24×7 #Doordarshan Satellite channel for Arunachal Pradesh – #DDArunprabha – set to be launched by PM @narendramodi.
Watch LIVE from 9:55 am on @DDNational @PMOIndia @MIB_India @PIB_India @Ra_THORe @KirenRijiju @prasarbharati @mediasurya @shashidigital @supriyasahuias pic.twitter.com/mGfvi50OZ7
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) February 8, 2019
- 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.
Foundation Stone Laying for New Greenfield Airport at Hollongi & Inauguration of Retrofitted Airport at Tezu will be done tomorrow by Sh @narendramodi in august presence of Dr. B.D. Mishra (Governor, Arunachal Pradesh), Sh @PemaKhanduBJP (CM, Arunachal Pradesh) & other officials. pic.twitter.com/Agkwlh2785
— Airports Authority of India (@AAI_Official) February 8, 2019
- 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.
This forest in Arunachal Pradesh is so dense that sunlight never reaches the ground. My mobile phone captured this video on the way to Koloriang from Ziro. @narendramodi ji requests all to share pictures of their North-East visit on Instagram using #MagnificentNortheast pic.twitter.com/97eTK4aNg7
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) February 9, 2019
- All the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony would be held from Indira Gandhi Park here.
A hearty welcome to @narendramodi Ji to Arunachal Pradesh. We feel proud to have him as the first PM to visit North East for more than 30 times in 55 months. Together we stand with him in his mission ‘ACT EAST’ to make NE developed & prosperous. #NorthEastForModi pic.twitter.com/oRu1BpiXU6
— BJP ArunachalPradesh (@BJP4Arunachal) February 9, 2019
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.
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.
Boosting the development of Arunachal Pradesh. Watch the programme in Itanagar. https://t.co/10pMbW7C3s
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 9, 2019