Mr Rawat, who assumed the charge of chief minister of Uttarakhand on March 18 after the BJP won 57 of the 70 assembly seats, ousting the Congress, said the opposition was "nowhere to be seen" in the country and they were in a "pathetic stage".
The 56-year-old chief minister said PM Modi has been running the government with everyone's cooperation and he would continue to do so in the future. "PM Modi is running the government with a big heart. Many people when assumes power, become arrogant, forget their own colleagues or friends. But the prime minister has never given such an impression. He likes to work with everyone's cooperation," he said.
Mr Rawat praised the government's move to convene a meeting of five Himalayan states to take stock of security and development activities along the 3,488-kilometre-long border with China.
"We have not given attention to the issues concerning our border with China. It was for the first time such a meeting was held in Gangtok. It was also decided that every year such a meeting will be held in future," he said.
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