Accusing past governments of neglecting Assam and the northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to the development of the region.
PM dedicated to the nation three major projects in the petroleum sector, enumerated steps taken by the Assam government led by Sarbananda Sonowal and the centre over the past few years, He laid the foundation for a slew of projects worth over Rs 3,300 crore in the state.
"Those who ruled for decades since Independence believed Dispur was too distant from Delhi. Dilli ab door nahi aapke darwaaze par hai", he said.
The Prime Minister told a massive gathering in Assam that previous governments adopted a "step-motherly" approach to Assam's North Bank and neglected connectivity, health, education and industry.