Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday informed about the ongoing conspiracy to malign the image of Indian tea by some foreign-based forces. He said that documents have come to light where these forces are planning to attack the identification of tea with India.
PM Modi declared that these conspiracies will not be allowed to succeed and people will demand answers from these attackers and those who support them. “Our tea workers will win this fight. These attacks on Indian tea, do not have the strength to face the hard work of our tea garden workers”, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister laid the Foundation Stone of two hospitals and launched ‘Asom Mala’, a programme for state highways and major district roads, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.
The Prime Minister further expressed his gratitude for the affection shown by the people of Assam for him. He lauded the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief of Bodoland Territorial Region Pramod Boro and the state government for their role in the service and rapid progress of Assam. He also recalled the glorious history of resistance by the region in the face of invaders and the sacrifice of the martyrs for the tri-colour in 1942.
The Prime Minister said that leaving behind the legacy of violence, deprivation, tension, discrimination and struggle, today, entire Northeast is moving forward on the path of development and Assam is playing a key role in this. PM Modi noted that after the historical Bodo accord, recent elections of Bodoland territorial council has written a new chapter of development and trust in the region.
“This day bears testimony to a significant change in the fortune and future of Assam as Assam is getting the gift of two new medical colleges in Biswanath and Charaideo and the foundation of modern infrastructure is being laid through Asom Mala”, said the Prime Minister.
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