GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Assam again on February 22.
The Prime Minister will address two public meetings at Majuli and Silapathar in Dhemaji. According to reports, he will be attending another public meeting on the same day via video conferencing.
Assam Health, Education Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Prime Minister is likely to visit Assam again. "PM Modi will address two rallies that will be held at Silapathar and Majuli. These programmes will be physically and virtually addressed. It is yet to be finalised which programme will be virtually addressed," Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
This will be the Prime Minister's third visit to Assam.
On January 23, Prime Minister Modi had visited Sivasagar and distributed land patta documents to 1.06 lakh landless indigenous people of the state.
Earlier this month, on February 7 the Prime Minister had visited Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district. He laid the foundation stone of two medical colleges at Biswanath and Charaideo and formally launched the Asom Mala scheme. The Asom Mala scheme is worth Rs 7,700 crore. The proposed Biswanath Medical College & Hospital will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 565 crore and the Charaideo Medical College & Hospital at an estimated cost of Rs 557 crore.
The Prime Minister is likely to lay the foundation stone of the Bridge on the Brahmaputra between Jorhat and Majuli. The bridge over river Brahmaputra to connect the world's largest inhabited river island Majuli to Jorhat will be amounting to Rs 925 crore. The length of the bridge will be 8 km. The project is estimated to be completed within four years.
The Prime Minister's third visit comes at a time when Assam is gearing up for Assembly Elections. The elections for the 126-seat Assam Assembly are likely to take place in April-May this year. However, the election schedule is yet to be announced by the Election Commission.