Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the Northeast, on Saturday hit out at the opposition, saying the main job of the 'mahamilawatwalas' is to deride him and it seems they were all competing in an Olympics of hurling abuses at him. Calling the opposition, a 'mahamilawat' (great adulteration) again, he said its leaders are only involved in "holding each other's hands in meetings in Delhi and Kolkata for photographs".
Addressing a public gathering in Agartala, the prime minister further said, "The job of the 'mahamilawatwalas' is only to heap abuses and more abuses on Modi. It is as if an Olympics is on to deride Modi". "The results of the coming Lok Sabha elections will show what it takes to lie to the people," Modi added.
In an apparent reference to the Left Front, PM Modi said it was not interested in doing anything for the unorganised sector or the farmers when it was in power in the state.
"Now for the first time in Tripura, under the BJP government, paddy is being procured at the minimum support price. Besides, the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission was implemented," the prime minister said.
"Tripura, the state that was deprived of development on the pretext of being a landlocked region, is now being made gateway of South East Asia," Modi stated.
Modi further listed out the achievements and developmental works of the BJP-led NDA government in the last five years and said, "Our govt has taken a step forward to fulfil the long-pending demand of strengthening the Autonomous Council".
"With the amendment in the law, we not only wish to make the council self-dependent but also we want to increase the number of officers in the council," Modi added.
PM in Agartala:Our govt has taken a step forward to fulfil the long-pending demand of strengthening the Autonomous Council. With amendment in the law, we not only wish to make the council self-dependent but also we want to increase the number of officers in the council. #Tripura pic.twitter.com/Y3ySBZutjH— ANI (@ANI) February 9, 2019
"Within 11 months in Tripura, there have been more than 2 lakh gas connections, over 20,000 houses and more than 1.25 lakh toilets have been constructed. The various schemes are raising the living conditions of the poor people today," PM Modi went on to claim further.
Earlier on Friday, PM Modi witnessed a massive protest over Citizenship Bill after he arrived at Guwahati, as part of his two-day visit to the Northeast. A large number of All Assam Students Union (AASU) members were seen waving black flags to the prime minister and shouting slogans as his convoy crossed the gates of the Gauhati University at around 6.30 pm and a few minutes later as he crossed the premises of the AASU headquarters on M G Road.
(With inputs from agencies)