While addressing a public meeting in Itanagar on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured a renewed push to education and tourism in Arunachal Pradesh, apart from announcing a new train service to the state.
Clad in traditional tribal headgear, Modi dedicated the state civil secretariat building to the people, laid the foundation stone for the Academic Block of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science and inaugurated the Dorjee Khandu state convention centre.
Seeking to highlight the significance of the region, he said important meetings should not only be held in the national capital but "we must go to all states".
"China's position on the China-India boundary question is consistent and clear-cut", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a statement carried by Xinhua.
Speaking at the gathering, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu assured that the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh will give account of every penny granted by the central government. Voting for 60-seat Tripura Assembly is scheduled to be held on February 18 and results will be declared on March 3.
From Arunachal Pradesh, Modi will proceed to Tripura where he will address two election rallies in Shanti Bazaar and Agartala. Referring to the BJP-led NDA government's crusade against corruption, Modi said the government has been able to curb corruption through the direct bank transfer (DBT) scheme. He said the Union government is working towards building medical colleges in all parts of the nation. "This is because, when one studies in a particular area, one becomes better acquainted with the local health challenges", he said. One aspect is human resource development, other is infra and there is also the need to use modern technology in the sector, says PM.
For the first time since Doklam stand-off, PM Narendra Modi is visiting Arunachal Pradesh today. Modi reminded people about the Naharlagun-New Delhi express, which is going to run twice a week and is going to be referred to as Arunachal Express.