Prime Minister laid down the foundation stone and dedicated multiple development projects to the nation at Imphal, Manipur today.
The Prime Minister inaugurated an integrated check post at Moreh, an improved and upgraded water supply for Churachandpur zone, eco-tourism complex at Thangapat in Kangpokpi district, an integrated tourist destination in Noney district and the water supply scheme at JNV, Lambui and its surrounding villages.
Narendra Modi said, “Today, Manipur has received the gift of the Integrated Check Post, built at the cost of Rs. 125 crores. It is not merely a check post but a centre for any other facilities. This check post, situated at the India-Myanmar border, will aid travellers and businessmen. Along with this, facilities such as customs clearance, foreign currency exchange, immigration clearance, ATM, restrooms will also be available.”
The foundation stone for the infrastructure development of Dhanamanjuri University in Imphal West district, flood lighting of hockey stadium and the main stadium at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal East district and AstroTurf laying in Langjing Achouba of Imphal West district were also laid.
Taking a dig at the Congress party, PM Narendra Modi said, “All these development projects inaugurated today not only shows the commitment of our government towards development but also highlights the incompetence of previous governments.”
Prime Minister Modi began his speech at Imphal with a few words in the local language. He paid his tributes to the freedom fighters who made immense sacrifices in India’s freedom movement. He also remembered Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and his activities in Manipur.
Modi stated, “Our friends in the North-East gave immense support to Azad Hind Fauj. There was a saying which was extremely popular in those times, ‘The path to Freedom will open through the East’. And once the path was opened, our enemies could never close it.”
Narendra Modi’s rally at Gurdaspur yesterday marks the beginning of the campaign for the 2019 General Elections. It is reported that he will tour 20 states in the next 100 days to galvanize the party for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The focus will be to secure gains from areas where it had not performed well the last time around.