Guwahati: Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said Thursday Prime Minister Narendra Modi had identified the northeast region as India’s “growth pole”.
Addressing a rally in Batadrava Than, Nagaon District, Shah said the Modi government has already started working to make the region the engine of India’s growth.
“To take the development of the northeast in mission mode, the prime minister has visited the region 35 times in the past five years. Congressional leaders and ministers have only visited Assam during the election period.” said the top BJP leader.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, a new era of development has started in Assam and the Northeast region. The whole of the Northeast region is being transformed. India will emerge as the biggest contributor to India’s GDP, ”Shah said.
Urging the people to reinstall the BJP government for the second time, Shah vowed that his party’s vision is to make Assam a state free of infiltration, flooding, corruption, violence, unrest and number one in India. .
“A satellite study has been carried out and plans are underway to definitively solve the flooding problem and undertake many projects to develop tourism and other infrastructure,” he said.
Batadrava Than in the Nagaon district of central Assam is the birthplace of social reformer Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva, who was a 15th and 16th century Assamese saint, scholar, poet, playwright, social-religious reformer and an important figure in the cultural and religious history of Assam.
Shah on Thursday launched work on a state-funded Rs 188 crore project for the beautification of Batadrava Than.
“Namghars”, which literally means the house of prayer, introduced by Srimanta Sankardeva, are places of congregational worship associated with the entire Assamese community and with the Ekasarana sect of Hinduism, in particular, originally from Assam.
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of Finance, Education and Health Himanta Biswa Sarma also spoke at the meetings.