‘People forgot that I sanctioned these projects’, says Deve Gowda
PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated 'Bogilbeel', India's longest railroad bridgeAuthor : Sunaina
Former PM HD Deve Gowda was disappointed because of not being invited at the inauguration of the longest railroad bridge, in Assam. Although it was him who laid the foundation for the construction of the multicrore project.
The 4.9-km long bridge at Bogibeel built across the Brahmaputra which connects Assam and Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The cost of construction is estimated to be Rs 5,900 crores. It took 21 yeras to complete the bridge. The foundation stone of the project was laid by Janata Dal(Secular) chief and the then PM Gowda on January 22, 1997.
“The railway line to Kashmir, Delhi Metro and Bogibeel railroad bridge were among the projects I had sanctioned (as prime minister). I had sanctioned the budget of Rs 100 crore for each of these projects and laid their foundation stones. People have forgotten today”, said Gowda showing his discontentment.