But with the people's blessings, my government withstood all the problems. "That's our strength", he said. He said the Union Government is placing great emphasis on the development of waterways as well. "Electricity, roads, rail infrastructure and optical fibre network in the northeast will connect every corner of the region with the country", Modi said.
"Every one in this country are with us".
"Our support grew, despite tough decisions".
"NE will not be known as North East anymore, but New Engine - for the new engine which will drive India's economy forward", added PM Modi. We want to ensure that farmer income is doubled by 2022.
"But now the poor and the honest are happy because they have faith in our government", Modi said.
The opening of the bridge was described by Modi as "the fulfilment of Vajpayee's dream".
Guwahati: The BJP-led government in Assam headed by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has chose to set up a regional cultural hub near Bhupen Hazarika Bridge over the river Brahmaputra which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26 last and named it after the colossal musician and singer.
"The bridge is going to help our troops get to parts that were earlier hard to reach in times of crises", said Mr Ajit Singh, a defence research fellow at New Delhi's Institute for Conflict Management.
Irani said the programmes to mark the occasion will mainly be around the MODI fest and to propagate the message that the NDA Government and the BJP stand for "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas (together with all, development for all)". He will then leave for Guwahati at around 1.50 p.m., where he will lay the foundation stone of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the first such institute come up in the Northeast. "It is on the two tracks of physical infrastructure and social infrastructure that complete development is achieved", he said.
Referring to the Dhola-Sadiya bridge which he will inaugurate, the prime minister said, "This is one of the most important infrastructure projects in our nation".