Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Northeast ensures India’s security, says PM amid protests over India-China border conflict

new Delhi: Amid ongoing tension between India and China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that the work of building new roads, new tunnels, new bridges, new rail lines and new airstrips on the border is going on fast. The Prime Minister emphasized that decades-old border disputes between states are being resolved. “For us, the North East border region is not an endpoint, but a gateway to security and prosperity. Therefore, today the work of building new roads, new tunnels, new bridges, new rail lines, new airstrips is going on at a rapid pace. ” Speed ​​on the limit,” he said.

Meanwhile, PM Modi launched ‘Griha Pravesh’ program for the beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin. Developed at a cost of over Rs 3400 crore, these houses will cover over 2 lakh beneficiaries.

Addressing the audience at the meeting of the North Eastern Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ‘For a long time there was a thinking in the country that if border areas are developed or connectivity is increased in the north-eastern states, then the enemy will be benefited. . Due to this thinking of the previous government, connectivity could not be improved in all the border areas of the country including the North East.

Today, the work of building roads, tunnels, bridges, rail lines, airstrips is going on at a fast pace in the border areas. PM Modi said, we are engaged in making the border villages alive, which were once deserted.

“Political parties which had governments for a long time had a mindset of ‘divide’ for NE. We have come with a mindset of ‘divine’. Be it different communities, regions – we are removing all divisions. Disputes have no boundaries. We are building development corridors in the Northeast,” PM Modi said in his address at the meeting of the North Eastern Council in Shillong.

The Prime Minister, who will visit Tripura later in the day, will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 6,800 crore in the two northeastern states during the day.

Both the states are heading towards assembly elections, which are likely to be held in February.

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