3 Years Of Modi Government LIVE: Here's What The Prime Minister, Others Did And Said Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government stepped into its fourth year today, marking three years since its landslide win over the Congress-led government in 2014. A series of events have been lined up for the occasion and the celebrations will last 20 days. PM Modi will be Assam - where the BJP government is also celebrating its first anniversary.

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3 Years Of Modi Government LIVE: Here's What The Prime Minister, Others Did And Said Today

3 Years Of Modi Government: PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest bridge in Assam today

New Delhi: 
The Narendra Modi government completed 3 years today. Marking the third anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a number of infrastructure projects in Assam today, one of them being India's longest bridge - The Bhupen Hazarika bridge, also known as the Dhola-Sadiya bridge. In 2014, Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP to a massive victory in the general elections - known as the Lok Sabha elections, following which he was sworn-in as Prime Minister on May 26 that year. Celebrations to mark the government's third anniversary will derive much substance from the personal brand of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will last 20 days. PM Modi will personally lead five programs, the first of which will be held in Guwahati in Assam. To capitalise on the moment, the Prime Minister wrote a letter addressed to the common man. 2 crore copies of which were printed and dispatched since May 20 to ensure that they are delivered before May 26. The recipients are beneficiaries of various welfare schemes. Apart from the letters, 10 crores text messages will also be sent to people across the country. 900 venues around the country have been selected for functions; each will be assigned to ministers and MPs.

May 26, 2017
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The government's messaging this year witnessed a scaling up following a huge victory in the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and the popular support for demonetisation.

After the spectacular victory in the assembly elections, the Prime Minister had said he saw it a "foundation for a New India". He had since repeatedly underscored the New India promise -- on his app and the monthly radio address to the nation, Mann ki Baat.


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The inflow in Foreign Direct Investment or FDI has nearly doubled -- from $34,487 billion in 2013 it has gone up to 61,724 billion dollars in 2017.

Even the competitiveness of the nation has gone up, the government said, citing the World Economic Forum's Global Competitive Index, where India has gone up from the 60th position to the 39th.



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There has been a huge expansion in optical fibre broadband network too. The network, which covered 358 km in 2013-14, has expanded to cover 2.05.404 km. The number of digital transactions, the government said, went up from 254.5 crore in 2013-14 to 865.9 crore in 2016-17.

The area under sanitation coverage has gone up from 42 per cent in 2014 to 64 per cent in 2017. The number of toilets built -- a special initiative that the Prime Minister had announced from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2014 -- has gone up from 48.76 lakh to 2.09 crore.



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The Prime Minister today put out the statistics on his NarendraModi App to show comparisons between 2014 and now. The sectors covered included agriculture, mobile banking, tele-density, women empowerment, 'Make-in-India', tourism, electrification, solar energy and distribution of LED bulbs. The Prime Minister also invited the people to participate in a survey about the government's performance.

"Sath hai, vishwas hai, ho raha vikas hai (There is cooperation, there is confidence and progress is being made)," PM Modi tweeted.

The data cited spoke of giant boost to government's flagship programmes like Make in India, Digital India and Clean India. Under Make in India, electronics manufacturing, the government said, has gone up from 11,198 crores in 2013 to a whopping 1,43,000 crore in 2017.



May 26, 2017
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 The Narendra Modi government, which completes three years today, released a detailed progress report of its performance, which also recorded an increasing approval rating from the people. In 2013, only 29 per cent people were happy with the way things were going in the country. In 2016, the figure has gone up to 65 per cent, the government said. Eighty percent people are happy with the government's handling of economy -- an increase of 57 per cent in 2013. The Prime Minister's popularity rating, the government said, stands at 81 per cent.

"Last 3 years have seen concrete steps that have transformed people's lives," PM Modi tweeted.


May 26, 2017
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Launching a frontal attack on the NDA government on its third anniversary, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath said the hallmark of this government in the last three years has been of "bravado, rhetoric and hyperbole".

Mr Nath, who was the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister, claimed that the highlight of the Modi government is "media management, propaganda, platitudes and acronyms" and asked people to bring a change in the politics. He went on to claim that "The future of this country is dark from the economic point of view and from the social point of view".


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the people of Assam after laying the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS in Guwahati. Here are the highlights of his speech:

For us, every corner of the country is as important as Delhi.

Three years ago, at this time on this date, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President welcomed me and my government.

Today I am here to dedicate India's longest bridge to you all. We have named the bridge after Bhupen Hazarika, who sang songs of the Brahmaputra river. He loved and worshiped the river, and so this bridge has been named after him.

We have a dream for the country, these projects were part of that dream.

Inauguration of AIIMS and agriculture research institute in one day in one state is this government's achievement.

Our government has taken a step to uplift those who belong to Other Backward Classes or OBCs. The OBC Commission has been passed.

I thank all of you and everyone across the nation for participating in the Swachh Bharat mission. I thank the media for propagating the message of a clean India.

My upbringing has been that of a common man, a man from the tail-end of the queue, who wanted to do big things for this great nation.

People wondered why I was talking about toilets in my Independence Day speech from Red Fort. Earlier, they heard about big issues. It was weird for them to hear about such basic needs that go a long way in ensuring cleanliness and hygiene.

Such a high degree of participation of all citizens towards a clean India is unprecedented since Independence.

Notes ban was a very difficult decision, naysayers still say they couldn't have imaged such a huge announcement. They did everything they could to create unrest. Any government could have been destroyed because of such a decision. But we put the benefit of the nation before personal benefit.

There was a time, when there was gloom everywhere. People had lost hope. All they heard was about scams and rampant corruption. But now the era of pessimism is gone. People are hopeful of change. The thinking of "gaya dhan" (money lost) has become "aaya dhan" (money earned) and "jan dhan" (people's money).

Earlier, people wondered if there was a government at all. Now there is a new day every day. Every day something positive is happening, something that people can look forward to - be it some new scheme that benefits the masses or a new announcement about India's achievements and progress.

From lethargy and apathy in the past, you now hear of government employees coming on time and working at a brisk pace.



May 26, 2017
18:54 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the third anniversary of his government and said that under his leadership, the evolution of India as a brand has witnessed a huge jump overall, thus helping it to break into the top echelons of the global order.

"India has emerged as a power in the world.The  Modi government has formed an image of a reliable and strong government. They had taken the reins of the country with a feeling of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' and today, the government has made better schemes for empowerment of all categories in the country and also successfully implemented it," Mr Chouhan said.

In a short span of three years, PM Modi has successfully acquired a status for India as the world's fastest growing and third largest economy. All economic agencies of the world are surprised at India's development, he said.


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Talking about the government, President Pranab Mukherjee said there has been many major developmental initiatives in India in different directions under the Modi government. "It (initiatives) has been possible for India because of its strong foundations in economy to overcome the financial crises and subsequently the international financial problems including the Euro zone crises. The Indian economy is moving steadfast. The Prime Minister has given a new direction, no doubt. Various initiatives which he has taken clearly indicates the onward movement of India," President Mukherjee said.

Some of the decisions are no doubt epoch making decisions, he said.

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Praising the Prime Minister on the third anniversary of the NDA government today, President Pranab Mukherjee said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one the most effective communicators and has given new direction to India's economy".

President Mukherjee went on to say, "No doubt in the contemporary period, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most effective communicators and perhaps can be compared with other illustrious prime ministers like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi who communicated on their principle, on their ideas accepting the Parliamentary form of government and particularly to have a secular Constitution".

He said without having the capacity to be a good communicator one cannot expect to lead the millions of people.


(File Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Pranab Mukherjee)
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Slamming those in the opposition who question the government's performance, BJP chief Amit Shah said yesterday that they should first answer what they did while in power for decades. "Some people are asking what did the Narendra Modi government do? I want to say, it did in three years what all governments did not do in 70 years," he said, in an apparent reference to the Congress which has ruled India for the majority of the years since independence.
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The festivals will be organised by state governments; apart from presentations highlighting key government policies and accomplishments, caps and leaflets about large welfare schemes will be shared.
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BJP Chief Ministers and their deputies will participate in MODI Fests in the capital of their states. Events will be held in about 900 cities across the country between today and June 15 to highlight the achievements in the three years of the central government.
May 26, 2017
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The events in Assam will be the first of the five programmes that PM Modi is expected to personally lead as part of the celebrations for completing three years in office. The high point of the celebrations will be a series of festivals titled 'MODI Fests' (Making of Developing India Festivals).
May 26, 2017
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Underscoring the government's achievements, BJP chief Amit Shah said the government has represented "India and its pride on the world stage"."India's self-confidence, pride and scale of ambition has grown manifold in three years under the Modi government," he said, adding that the BJP has virtually finished three banes of politics -- casteism, family rule and appeasement.
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Next, he laid the foundation stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Assam at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district. "Change doesn't come through tokenism," he said, reiterating the his aim of doubling farmers' incomes by 2022. Later, he laid the foundation stone of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS at the Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati.
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"The bridge that you've been waiting for five decades is finally here... it will be known by the name of (singer) Bhupen Hazarika," the Prime Minister said to loud cheers at a public rally.
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The Prime Minister started his public engagements today by inaugurating the country's longest bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge - also known as the Bhupen Hazarika bridge, in Tinsukia district at 10:45 am. The 9.15 km-long bridge built over the Brahmaputra river will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by at least four hours.
May 26, 2017
17:53 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's longest bridge in Assam today and laid the foundation for an agricultural research institute as his government celebrated its third anniversary in events across the country. He accused the previous administration of "tokenism" and holding up real development. Celebrations of the government's anniversary - which also coincides with the first year of the BJP government in Assam - will last 20 days. Ministers and lawmakers from the BJP will be participating in programmes across the country.
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May 26, 2017
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BJP President Amit Shah speaks to the media on the occasion of 3 years of Modi government in power. Here are the highlights of his speech:

In the last three years, the confidence of the people has increased.

PM Modi has been successful in changing the scale of the country's thought. Even the Politics of the country has changed. Nepotism, casteism and appeasement had been uprooted.

That's why our motto for the celebrations this time is: Saath hai, vishwas hai, ho raha vikaas hai.

PM Modi had said at the outset that this government would be for the poor and downtrodden... the farmers and the Dalits. This government has worked relentlessly to ensure that this has been achieved.

After years of corruption under previous governments, we finally have a government that not even the opposition can accuse of corruption.

For years our armed forces have been asking for One Rank One Pension or OROP, but their requests fell on deaf years. The Modi government has ensured that OROP is implemented.

Earlier Indian scientists used to be satisfied by launching 3 to 4 satellites. Today they set world records by launching 104 satellites. All credit to our scientists for this. The Modi government will always support scientists to the best of our ability.

When it comes to defence and national security, The Modi government has always put this as the topmost priority. India has been presented as a country now with a strong political will.

The enemy property bill was earlier a victim of vote banks and appeasement. The Modi government has done a great service by enacting it.

The GST (Goods and Services Tax) or One Nation One Tax was a dream for traders and entrepreneurs. The Modi government, with the support of all other parties ensured that the crucial bill was passed in Parliament. This is one of the most significant reforms, which makes India one unified market.

1100 laws that were irrelevant have been repealed, simplifying law and order.

India is undergoing a digital transformation, and so is the way in which Indians manage their money. More and more Indians are moving to digital transactions every day. The Modi government launched the BHIM App, which is today the world's most popular digital transaction app. It remembers Babasaheb Ambedkar.

The Modi government has given manufacturing a major boost under the Make in India programme. In the defence sector, inducting the Tejas in the Indian Air Force has bolstered Make in India.

Our government is also working day and night towards ensuring that electricity reaches the remotest corner of the country. At the same time we are pushing for renewable and green energy, as well as green technology. The entire world appreciated India's leadership at the Paris climate conference.

Our government strongly believes that everyone is equal. We have taken steps towards putting an end to VIP culture. Scrapping the red beacons from cars has been a path-breaking step.

2016-17 has been a record year for industry and production. Some of them being: Urea production, Ethenol, Gas connections, Coal production, electricity production, sea trade, railway investment, highest length of roads constructed, rural roads, most cars, most two wheelers, most software export, best ranking in ease of doing business, highest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and highest forex reserves.

Regulating the price of stents, has brought heart treatment to the reach of the poor.

The Narendra Modi government has laid a foundation for a 'New India'.

We are the fastest growing major economy in the world. Inflation is under control. The Sensex too, crossed a record 31,000 mark today. The IMF has said that India's GDP will grow at 7.2 per cent.

Through his hard work and dedication, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most popular leader since Independence.


(BJP President Amit Shah addressed the media on the Modi government's three years in power)
May 26, 2017
15:13 (IST)
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute or IARI in Assam. Here are the highlights of his speech to the farmers in Assam:

I have come to lay a foundation stone for a project that will change the fate of rural life in India.

India is a country that benefits from all seasons - Summer, Winter, Autumn, Spring and most importantly the Monsoon.

Time and technology don't wait for anyone, it is ever-changing and moves at a fast pace.

Farmers in India should reap the benefits of the progress being made

You have showed faith in us by letting us form the government in Assam. We assure you that we will fulfil the dream of doubling the income of farmers.

Our government has taken many important steps in the last three years. Though three years is not a lot of time for a big country like India, significant progress has been made.

One of the major initiative has been the soil health card for farmers.

The science of helping farmers was there always there. Scientists did not take birth after we came to power, but tokenism does not help the country develop. Before our government, there were 15 soil health card laboratories. Today there are over 9,000.

We have also fostered startups that will help the farm sector.

Indian farmers are immensely capable and talented. If they get the right guidance and get adequate water, our farmers can do wonders. Keeping that in mind, we have launched whole host of irrigation programmes.

Farmers have appreciated these schemes. They are now getting more money than ever from crop insurance.

Northeast has a great scope for organic farming. And there is a big market for organic farming worldwide.

Where regular produce sells for Re 1, organic produce sells for 1 dollar. Northeast can become a hub of organic farming.

We speak of the green revolution and aspire for another one. Our government is not just aiming for a second green revolution, but an 'evergreen revolution'.

We have a five-point-principle to improve connectivity to the north east - Highway, Railway, Waterway, Airway, and I-Way or information way.

Soon, NE will not just stand for Northeast, but also for New Economy, New Energy, New Empowerment, and New Engine. This new engine will take India forward.


(PM Narendra Modi speaking after laying the foundation stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute or IARI in Assam)
May 26, 2017
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the people of Assam after launching the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge. Here are the highlights of his speech:

I am happy to say that the bridge that you've been waiting for for the last five decades... you have finally got it today.

If Atal ji's government were re-elected in 2004, you would have got this bridge 10 years ago.

Our lawmaker at that time had requested for the bridge, and Atal ji's government ordered a feasibility study.

If the work had been carried out as expected and was done as per schedule, you would have got this bridge 10 years ago. But then the government changed and there were obstacles. So your dream was delayed.

In the last three years all efforts were made to realise Atal ji's dream and to ensure that your state develops at a fast pace.

Today, when the BJP government in Assam is completing a year, Assam's problems are being solved one by one. This bridge is not just a reason of Assam's pride but that of the entire country.

One thing is certain, if you want to make development permanent, then infrastructure is the first thing that is needed.

Physical infrastructure and social infrastructure should go hand in hand. My government's intent is to make development permanent. We want to fulfil the dreams all our countrymen.

This bridge will bring Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer. A distance of 165 km has been shortened, hours of transit time saved. The launch of this bridge opens new doors of economic prosperity.

The ginger farmers of Sadiya will get a new market.

This bridge will bring about a new economic revolution.

Everyone in India is looking at this bridge today. Everyone is proud of Assam and proud that such a large project has been undertaken in India.

If there is one region that has the most scope of contributing to India's dream of unprecedented development, it is the east and the northeast. Which is why we have always endeavoured to take development to new heights.

Not just time, this bridge will save Rs 10 lakhs worth of fuel every day. The common man will benefit from it.

We are working towards making this region a hub of economic activity. We are working to give a thrust to waterways. This region can play a huge role in connecting India to South East Asia and we want to make this region a hub of economic activity.

Railways in the northeast hasn't received as much attention as it should have. Due to connectivity problems, people from other parts of the country are unaware of how beautiful this place really is. If we can make this a tourist hub, the economy of this region will benefit immensely.

The iconic Dhola-Sadiya bridge will be named after Bhupen Hazarika - the son of Brahmaputra who enchanted the world with his voice. I dedicate the Bhupen Hazarika bridge to the people of Assam and in-turn the people of India.

I congratulate Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his team. In one year he has taken on so many difficult problems and is finding solutions. It is remarkable. I believe Assam will soon leave its problems behind. I assure you all that the Centre will walk shoulder to shoulder to realise the dreams of the people of Assam.


(PM Narendra Modi addresses the people of Assam after inaugurating India's longest bridge - The Bhupen Hazarika bridge, also known as the Dhola-Sadiya bridge)
May 26, 2017
12:00 (IST)
Here's a photograph of the Dhola-Sadiya bridge - India's longest - in Assam that was launched by PM Narendra Modi today



May 26, 2017
11:53 (IST)
The Prime Minister also asked people for their feedback on the work they have done so far and asked for suggestions on what the government can do better. Tweeting about this, Prime Minister Modi wrote:

May 26, 2017
11:50 (IST)
Tweeting about his government's three years in power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, "Last 3 years have seen concrete steps that have transformed people's lives". He also shared a link to his website which shows, in graphics, the work done by the Modi government in 3 years. Some of the graphics also compare the Modi government's 3 years to the Congress-led UPA government's 10 years.

May 26, 2017
11:37 (IST)
Speaking after the launch of India's longest bridge - the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is, "Futuristic infrastructure that will power India's growth"

May 26, 2017
11:33 (IST)
Marking the 3rd anniversary of his government today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted this morning saying "Saath hai, vishwas hai, ho raha vikas hai" implying that his government is "with the people, is trustworthy, and ensuring progress"

May 26, 2017
11:20 (IST)
3 Years of Modi Government: PM Narendra Modi Opens India's Longest Bridge In Assam As Government Turns 3 - 10 Points
The Prime Minister started his public engagements today by inaugurating the country's longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, in Tinsukia district at 10:45 am. The 9.15 km-long bridge built over the Brahmaputra River will reduce travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by at least four hours.
May 26, 2017
11:15 (IST)
10 Facts About India's Longest Bridge - The Dhola-Sadiya Bridge
India's longest bridge was inaugurated today in Assam by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The bridge is among a series of infrastructure projects that PM Modi has fast-tracked since taking charge after a landslide win in 2014. Here are 10 interesting facts about India's longest bridge.
May 26, 2017
11:07 (IST)
The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is about 9.2 km in length - that's nearly 30 per cent longer that the famous Bandra-Worli Sealink in Mumbai.


May 26, 2017
10:53 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, which is India's longest bridge.


May 26, 2017
10:52 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge - the Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam. The bridge in built across the Brahmaputra river, and will be a link between Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh.



May 26, 2017
10:45 (IST)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal receives Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport in Dibrugarh.


May 26, 2017
10:43 (IST)
To highlight what all has been done and how much things have changed in the last three years, a booklet titled "Ab aur Tab" (Now and Then), comparing the first three years of PM Modi's government to 10 of the Congress-led UPA will also be circulated.
May 26, 2017
10:38 (IST)
Senior union ministers will address press conferences and interact with the media in Delhi on the May 27 and 28. And central ministers, 74 in all, will be dispatched to the 900 centres identified as venues. They will interact with groups of farmers, women, youth, Dalits and Backward Caste, and labourers. Ministers will also visits IITs, prestigious colleges and important academic institutions to create links with students. The ministers will also spend a day in newly electrified villages and have a meal at the house of a family that has benefited from the scheme for rural electrification.
May 26, 2017
10:34 (IST)
Over the last year, the BJP has rigorously employed the tag line "Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai" (my country is changing). Sources say a new slogan may take front seat - "Desh Badal Raha Hai, Bharat Ubar Raha Hai" (the country is changing, India is progressing) but the Prime Minister has yet to assent to the catch phrase of the campaign. In speeches to mark recent landmark occasions, the PM has stressed "A New India".


(File Photo)
May 26, 2017
10:31 (IST)
The high point of the celebrations will be a series of festivals titled MODI Fests (Making of Developing India Festivals). BJP Chief Ministers and their deputies will participate in MODI Fests in the capital of their states. The festivals will be organised by state governments. Apart from presentations highlighting key government policies and accomplishments, caps and leaflets about large welfare schemes will be shared.
May 26, 2017
10:27 (IST)
Prime Minister Modi also wrote a letter addressed to the common man, 2 crore copies of which, were printed and dispatched since May 20 to ensure that they are delivered by May 26. The recipients are beneficiaries of various welfare schemes. Apart from the letters, 10 crore text messages will also be sent to people across the country. 900 venues around the country have been selected for functions; each will be assigned to ministers and MPs.


(File Photo)
May 26, 2017
10:22 (IST)
PM Modi will personally lead five programs, the first of which will be held in Guwahati in Assam.
May 26, 2017
10:16 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Assam, where the BJP government in the state is also celebrating its first anniversary. Prime Minister Modi will launch a number of infrastructure projects including India's longest bridge. His ministers and lawmakers from the BJP meanwhile will also be participating in programmes across the country.
May 26, 2017
10:14 (IST)
Marking the Modi government's three years in power, a series of events have been lined up for the occasion and the celebrations will last 20 days.
May 26, 2017
10:12 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government stepped into its fourth year today, marking three years since its landslide win over the Congress-led government in 2014.
May 26, 2017
10:09 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Assam's Dibrugarh. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal receives him at the airport.
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