PM visits Chhattisgarh, says Bijapur will not be known as backward district

Bijapur: While addressing the people of Bijapur on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that with the implementation of all the developmental projects in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, it will no longer be known called a backward city.

Modi was in Chhattisgarh to inaugurate the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Jangala. He also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme under which a 40,000-km-long network of fibre optics cable would be spread across the seven districts of the tribal region.

While addressing a gathering later in the day, Modi said, “If Bijapur can see development in 100 days then why can’t the other districts? I came here to assure you that with all the development projects now Bijapur district will no longer be known as a backward district.

“Ever since the BJP came into power in Chhattisgarh, the state has been witnessing rapid development. There were only two medical colleges then, but they informed me that now the state has 10 medical colleges,” Modi said.

Promising the development to continue in the state and country, the Prime Minister assured that the Centre will extend its support to all aspirations.

“I have come here to tell you that your government at the Centre will support all your aspirations. If a person like me is the Prime Minister of this country then it is also due to BR Ambedkar’s efforts. I am lucky to be here among you all on the occasion of birth anniversary of Baba Bhimrao Ambedkar,” Prime Minister Modi stated.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated a new rail line and a passenger train between Gudum and Bhanupratapur, bringing north Bastar region on railways’ map.