PM Modi's visit to Assam: Live Updates


PM's speech ends.

"The Centre and state are working for the welfare of farmer. My attempt will be to come to Assam more and more before the poll dates are announced as the election dates may be announced in the first week of March," says Modi.

"Now Delhi is at your door unlike before when the distance between Delhi and Dispur was far," Modi adds.

Dhemaji engineering college is the first engineering college in the North bank. There are three more engineering colleges in the pipeline in Assam, including special colleges for girls. The Ekalavya model schools has taken up in the budget will benefit Assam. Our govt is spending more on the sector to benefit those involved in the Assam  fishery sector. Tea gardens in the North bank of Assam have (also) played a key role in the development," he says.

Only 40 out of 100 families in Assam earlier had gas connections, but we have changed that through Ujwala LPG scheme. Almost cent per cent gas connections now. Power was not there in many villages in Assam before, but things have changed. Three times more LPG connections since 2014," says Modi.

Modi slams previous government for not doing anything for the North bank. "Rs 3,000 crore projects launched is a gift to the people of Assam today. Projects will lead to progress and create jobs. Our govt has reached out to areas where progress was not seen," he says.

"The first Assamese film Joymati was shot here... Cultural developments have taken place. The earlier governments treated the North bank of Assam in a step motherly way. But the Sonowal-led government changed it all. Bogibeel Bridge, Broad gauge, Second bridge in Kolibhomora will boost connectivity. Last month, Mahabahu launch will trigger development here," says Modi.

"My good fortune that I could come to Dhemaji for (the) third time. (The) love of the people inspires me to come to Assam frequently," says Modi.

PM greets people is Assamese in an effort to strike a connection.

PM takes centre stage, addresses gathering.

Video clip on Assam development shown.

PM inaugurates the five projects through remote control.

"All communities now motivated by PM," says Sonowal while thanking Modi for caring for Assam like parents do to their children. "People of Assam will always trust you. We pledge to make Assam self reliant with your blessings," he adds.

Assam has become a front runner state now... Pollution free, militancy free... All because of PM's leadership.

"We have to admit that during the term of the Congress, the north bank of Assam was neglected. But PM Modi has changed that. With schemes and projects in communication sector including tracks and bridges, and the education sector pushing the growth momentum in Assam," says Sonowal.

CM Sarbananda Sonowal adresses gathering.

Pradhan lauds PM for showing the way for Assam's development in oil and gas sector. "Rs 95,000 crore invested in Assam will boost development, create jobs," says Pradhan.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan addresses gathering.

"It is a significant day as PM will inaugurate five projects. Will take oil and gas sector forward besides higher education sector," says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Chief Minister of Assam Sarbanda Sonowal honours Prime Minister with traditional Assamese attire.

PM Modi arrives at Silapathar in IAF helicopter.