Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will inaugurate various projects, including Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre, in the capital city of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) spearhead will also address a rally in the poll-bound state of Tripura later in the day. The first rally will be held at Shanti bazar, Itanagar and it will be PM Modi’s first address in the state after the India-China conflict in Doklam. Apart from the Dorjee centre, he will also launch the Doordarshan channel for the north-east.

All eyes will be fixed on Narendra Modi’s address in Tripura, which will hold the Assembly Elections on February 18, 2018. It will be interesting to see how the Prime Minister will take on the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) led by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in Tripura on the penultimate day of campaigning for the upcoming elections.

 

As it happened:

 

05:15 PM | In Delhi, communists take out rallies for employment and raise slogans for salaries. It has been 20 years, why labourers of Tripura don’t get minimum wages? Communists have no right to talk about poor and labourers. It is their double standards: PM Modi

05:10 PM | Tearing into the ruling party of the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Centre allocated funds for development works but the Left government in Tripura did not even utilize it. He further slammed the government saying they were interested only in scams like ‘Rose Valley’.

04:50 PM | Congress and Left formed alliances elsewhere but why not in Tripura? They must answer. Once we form the government here, we will conduct a high-level probe into all the political killings and killings of journalists: PM Modi

04:40 PM | Just like a red light of a traffic signal halts you, in a very similar fashion, the current government of Tripura with red flags has halted the development in the state: PM Modi

04:30 PM | Can any resident of Tripura say that development has been prioritised in their state? I was just told that traffic signals were installed here and they (state government) consider it a big task: PM Modi

03:20 PM | PM Modi has lambasted the ruling Communist Party in Tripura saying that the party does not believe in ‘gantantra‘ they believe in violence and ‘gun-tantra’.

03:15 PM | Now the people of Tripura will not stand the Communist party’s government, bid them such a farewell that they cannot return. So that they could not run the businesses of extortion and atrocities again: PM Modi

03:00 PM | Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his address in Agartala’s Shanti Bazar, Tripura.

12:30 PM | Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader announces an express train that will run from Naharlagun to New Delhi. The train will run twice a week and it will called Arunachal Pradesh Express.

12:25 PM | I want to compliment CM Pema Khandu for the wonderful work he is doing. He has prepared a top quality roadmap on how Arunachal Pradesh should be in 2027. And, he did not only ask officials for inputs but also asked people from all walks of life: PM Modi

12:20 PM | Morarji Desai was the last PM to attend the North East Council meeting, no PM got the time to attend it after that. They became very busy. But I have come because of you. That’s why I went to attend the North East Council meeting: PM Modi

12:15 PM | Aiming a dig at Indian National Congress, the Prime Minister said that there is no shortage of capital in the country but if there is a leak in the bucket, will it ever be full of water? He went on to say that India has witnessed such pattern in the past.

12:00 PM | Why should meetings only be held in the national capital. We must go to all states and that is why I came to Shillong for a Northeastern Council meeting and an important meeting related to agriculture was held in Sikkim: PM Modi

11:50 AM | After inaugurating the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre, PM Modi said that he is personally going to tell people to go to Arunachal Pradesh and hold their important meetings at the convention centre.

11:45 AM | Most of the key departments are based in the new secretariat. This makes it easier for people coming from distant villages because they do not need to move from one place to another. Everything is in one place only. Coordination and convenience are enhanced: PM Modi

11:35 AM | Before beginning his public address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various projects including Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre in Itanagar. BJP spearhead is later expected to relaunch the Doordarshan in the state.

11:30 AM | Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the IG Park in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He meets all the delegates present at the venue. The Prime Minister has been waving to the crowd that sits at the venue in anticipation. He will address the public shortly.

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