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Rijiju pitches for Modi’s development agenda

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Itanagar, April 19: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has made an aggressive pitch for the Narendra Modi government’s development agenda and signaled the urgency ahead of the 2019 elections.
Rijiju was addressing an event of Swachh Bharat Parv under Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan at Bhalukpong on Wednesday.
“Sanitation is for us and it is our responsibility to clean our surroundings and all HODs and PRI members should shoulder the responsibility of keeping the State and country clean,” Rijiju said. From connectivity to tourism and Ujjwala Yojana to flagship schemes of Delhi, Rijiju covered all the aspects of the development agenda.
“Connectivity is the major hurdle of development and I’ve been pursuing the matter and Trans-Arunachal Highway is under progress and several other roads would connect the people from East to West,” said Rijiju.
In a major announcement, he announced that the flagship schemes, for which the deadline was set in March 2019, have been advanced for completion by December 2018. Elections are due next year. On digital India programme, Rijiju said government is working for the success of the Digital India slogan. Speaking on Modi’s pet project Ujjwala Yojana, Rijiju said five crore stoves would be distributed by December 2018.
For Bhalukpong, the State government has approved the construction of a new drainage system. It was due to poor drainage that over 10 people were killed in a landslide near Circuit House. He also announced Rs 50 lakhs for the construction of the remaining rostrum at the general ground, an official release stated on Thursday.

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