Kolkata: Elections for the assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry can be announced in the next few days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Assam today that in the contested states, he will visit more and more before the announcement of elections. Elections will probably be announced in the first week of March.
PM Modi said, “I assure you that the development of Assam will accelerate further. Assam will reach new heights of development. I know you must be waiting for the election now. Perhaps I remember that the last time the election was announced was probably on 4 March. This time also I see the possibility that elections will be announced anytime in the first week of March. It is the job of the Election Commission and they will do it.
The PM further said, “My effort will be that before the election is announced, I can visit Assam, go to West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu.” Can I go to Puducherry… I will try my best to say if March 7 announces election. Whatever time you will get… Whatever will happen, I will keep making continuous efforts to come among you.
PM Modi today dedicated three big projects in the petroleum sector to the nation. After laying the foundation stone, inauguration and dedication of several projects worth more than Rs.3,300 crore, the Prime Minister said in the public meeting, “People who had held the power of the country for decades after independence felt that Dispur is far from Delhi. . Delhi is not far away, it is at your doorstep.
He alleged that the erstwhile governments treated the North Bank of Assam as a ‘step mother’ and ignored the connectivity facilities, health, education and industry.